Collective Impact: What is it and Why is Everyone (Still) Talking About it?


Aspen Ideas Festival, June 2019

Complex social problems require solutions that brings together key actors from different sector working on a common agenda. Collective impact provides an approach for tackling these problems that allows for systemic changes and population level outcomes. David Brooks recently wrote a column, “A Really Good Thing Happening in America” about the approach. Hear from him about what informed this piece. Also learn from Mark Kramer, coauthor of the article that articulated the framework, and Monique Miles about on the ground successful collective impact efforts in a discussion led by Melody Barnes.  



Melody Barnes, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Monique Miles, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Mark Kramer, FSG

David Brooks, NY Times/Aspen WEAVE project