A central concept commonly used in coalition development, collective
impact emphasizes the importance of bringing together a variety of stakeholders to tackle complex
issues often so deeply-rooted in communities that no single policy, government department, organization, or
program can independently solve it.
The aim of this approach is to make sustainable social change by pulling
together stakeholders from multiple sectors who may appear to have conflicting approaches, but agree to set
aside their personal or organizational agenda for the purpose of accomplishing an agreed-upon goal.