On February 6th, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published "Collaborative Approach Gaining Favor as Strategy for Deep-Seated Problems." The article examines the rise in collective impact efforts throughout the country, as communities from Cincinnati to Milwaukee leverage cross-sector collaboration in order to address problems ranging from crime to high school dropout rates. The author points to the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati as possibly "the best-known example of community collaboration." Jeff Edmondson, managing director of the Strive Network, elaborated on what is needed to succeed and why Cincinnati has come so far:
"People often look for isolated programs - the 'silver bullet' that can somehow save the day. The leaders in Cincinnati ultimately realized that such programs don't exist. It's the practices - not the programs - that make the difference."
To read the whole article, follow this link: Collective Approach Gaining Favor as Strategy for Deep-Seated Problems