An innovative and structured approach for lasting social change
Collective impact involves bringing multiple people and organizations together to develop ideas and solutions to a complex social issue. In the case of Minus 9 to 5, the issue is improving early care and education for children and their families in Hampton Roads.
Using a collective approach to addressing issues gives greater impact than if one organization tackled an issue alone. Rather than looking for one solution or funding a single program, collective impact brings together diverse organizations to accomplish common goals.
There are five hallmarks of collective impact:
Read more about the Foundations of Collective Impact.