What is Collective Impact? It’s the commitment of a group of actors from diverse sectors coming together for a common agenda to solve a specific social problem. At FRF, we promote Collective Impact so we can bring together these different actors to achieve the most impact on the Valley’s most pressing issues. The term collective impact is relatively new, but the desire for deepened collaboration to end social issues is as old as the Community Benefit Sector.

Read more about Collective Impact and lessons learned in the last three years in Ken Thompson’s blog. Thompson is a program officer in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Pacific Northwest Initiative.