Collaboration and collective impact

How to achieve large-scale, cross-sector collaboration and collective impact to deal with social problems.

I regularly come across reports and articles, and outputs from consultancies, claiming to have invented a new way of doing this. Yet there is not much cumulative learning in this field.

In this piece, I attempt a personal view on what collaboration and collective impact are, what has been learned, and how practice could improve, hopefully to prompt more argument and less unnecessary reinvention.

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Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan was Chief Executive of Nesta from 2011-2019.

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