The Concept of Collective Impact: Resources and Events

The concept of ‘collective impact’ is gaining traction in the evaluation world. A key support in developing this movement has been the Collective Impact Forum – a central place that houses tools, training and a networking for everything related to collective impact. One of the features on the website is a list of upcoming events, such as the webinar described below.

The growth of collective impact initiatives around the country gives rise to this dilemma: What happens when several initiatives in one community pursue overlapping missions, members and audiences? How can they reduce competition and redundancy, and increase impact? The Forum for Youth Investment shares lessons from its work with communities to align multiple collective impact efforts, and then turns to a case study: Northern Kentucky, where the Forum for Youth Investment helped several education-focused initiatives align through one backbone organization. Hear about the tools, analysis and “uncomfortable” conversations that enable collective impact efforts to work together.

This webinar will further explore the themes discussed in the article, Aligning Collective Impact Initiatives


  • Merita Irby, co-founder and chief operating officer, the Forum for Youth Investment
  • Polly Lusk Page, executive director, Northern Kentucky Education Council
  • Karen Pittman, president and CEO, the Forum for Youth Investment

When? Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 16:00 to 17:00

Want to register? Click here to attend this webinar ($60).


Questions? Comments? Get in touch with me at [email protected]

Elayne Vlahaki, MPH
Principal Consultant, Catalyst Research Group
Manager, BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group, Pacific AIDS Network