Collective Impact

Collective impact is the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.

Kania, John and Mark Kramer. “Collective Impact,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011.

NASH will serve as the backbone to drive collective impact on college completion by:

  • Working with systems to develop a shared vision for success within their communities
  • Establishing standard definitions and metrics to build evidence and compare results
  • Centrally managing and tracking data
  • Facilitating the sharing of best practices across systems
  • Engaging systems in collaborative problem solving on how to address challenges