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Penquis - Collective Impact Case Studies

Case Studies & Resources

"Collective Impact" by John Kania and Mark Kramer
Stanford Social Innovation Review article that conceptualized Collective Impact. 

"The Difference between Collaboration and Collective Impact" 
Blog post by Jeff Edmondson of Strive summarizing the key differences between collaboration and Collective Impact.

Social impact consulting firm that specializes in Collective Impact work.  Offers many real-world examples.  Extensive knowledge about Collective Impact and experience working with communities to implement it.

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement
Canadian-based nonprofit that develops and supports learning communities that help people to collaborate, co-generate knowledge and achieve collective impact on complex community issues.

Communities that Care Coalition: Western Massachusetts
Brings together youth, parents, schools, community agencies, and local governments to promote the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of western Massachusetts.

Healthy Peninsula: Blue Hill region, Maine
Mobilizes, supports, and collaborates with community partners to improve the health of the towns of the Blue Hill peninsula, Deer Isle, and Stonington.

Strive Network: Cincinnati, Ohio
One of the first recognized Collective Impact initiatives. Experts at partnering with communities in implementing 'cradle to career' educational initiatives.

Summary of 12 Collaborations from the Bridgespan Group
A sampling of Collective Impact initiatives ranging from urban to rural communities.

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