Teaching Collective Impact Initiatives: A Case Study of 15th Night Serving Unhoused Youth
Keywords:collective impact, nonprofit, management
Collective impact initiatives have attracted considerable attention of both scholars and practitioners. Often defined as cross-sectoral collaborations, they seek to address social problems in communities and generate long-term impact. This teaching case provides a literature review on collective impact initiatives, and its critics, and a case study developed with community partners of one collective impact initiative -- a collaboration serving young people experiencing homelessness. The paper ends with a list of discussion questions and suggested activities and assignments instructors may find useful in the classroom.
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