Rethinking community development: What does collective impact offer?

Tanya MacKay, Selina Tually, Clemence Due, Ian Goodwin-Smith

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There is longstanding evidence that working collaboratively reduces duplication,
more efficiently utilises resources and improves outcomes for communities (Kania et al., 2014; Kania & Kramer, 2013; Weaver, 2014). Collective Impact aims to provide a framework for more effective and sustainable collaboration and to reduce fragmented and competitive approaches to social change, via five conditions (Figure 1): a common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, shared measurement systems, continuous communication and backbone organisational support (Cabaj & Weaver, 2016; Kania & Kramer, 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Australia
PublisherUniversity of South Australia
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Community
  • Development
  • Collective Impact


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