Research & Theory

Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems.

It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.

Based on the belief that no single agency, organisation or department can overcome a complex social issue alone, collective impact provides a framework for a diverse group of stakeholders to work together, relying on 5 key conditions for its success:


“… we believe that there is no other way society will achieve large-scale progress against the urgent and complex problems of our time, unless a collective impact approach becomes the accepted way of doing business.” Kania and Kramer







Video courtesy of Opportunity Child.

Want More on Collective Impact?

Successful models exist across the United States and Canada, such as Strive, Tamarack Institute and Promise Neighbourhoods.

You may also wish to check out Stanford Social Innovation Review and Australia’s own Opportunity Child and Centre for Social Impact.