A two-page guide that will help collective impact leaders unite their stakeholders and achieve success.

Living Cities believes that collective impact presents one of the most promising models for achieving dramatically better results for communities, faster. The presence of a shared result is part of what distinguishes collective impact from other forms of collaboration.

A shared result can be called different things in different initiatives—”common agenda” or “shared goal” or “shared outcome”—but whatever it’s called, a collective impact initiative should agree to it as a guiding force of their collaborative work.

Through our work in over 70 different collective impact initiatives across the country, we have identified four components that a shared result needs to unify a collective impact initiative and drive it towards success. These components can help you in any stage of collective impact. Whether your initiative is just starting out or has been around for years, your shared result should contain the four components. This two-page resource provides background on the four components and helps you create a shared result to achieve enduring change in your community.

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Published: November 10, 2015