Voices from the Field: 10 Places Where Collective Impact Gets It Wrong

Tom Wolff, Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice

In this editorial, which was republished by the Nonprofit Quarterly, Wolff identifies “ten important issues and concerns that Collective Impact fails to adequately acknowledge, understand, and address.” Among other critiques, Wolf points out that the literature on Collective Impact champions top-down approaches AND doesn’t address the need for community engagement.

For several responses to Wolff’s critique of collective impact, see Advancing the Practice of Collective Impact (by FSG’s John Kania and Mark Kramer) and Getting Back to the Purpose of Collective Impact (by Living Cities’ Tynesia Boyea-Robinson).


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