Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges


By Michele Jolin, Paul Schmitz, Willa Seldon, The Bridgespan Group

Community collaboratives can drastically impact the communities they serves while increasing cross-sector partnerships between funders, nonprofit organizations and others stakeholders. With the help of the White House Council for Community Solutions, The Bridgespan Group analyzed 12 community collaboratives that achieved "needle-moving change," a 10% or greater improvement on specific community-level metrics. This report shares these case studies, citing successes, challenges and trends.

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