Impact

OSU Extension in the City Impact

OSU Extension in the City engages with people in Ohio's cities and collaborates with others in their communities, campuses, and national networks to help improve lives and communities. A variety of impacts result from ongoing community involvement, leadership, and collaboration.

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The following showcase recent Extension impacts:


Ohio County Reports


Collective Impact

The Collective Impact approach is premised on the belief that no single policy, government department, organization or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society. The approach calls for multiple organizations from different sectors to address a common agenda, shared measurement and alignment of effort. Unlike collaboration or partnership, Collective Impact initiatives have centralized infrastructure – known as a backbone organization – with dedicated staff whose role is to help participating organizations shift from acting alone to acting in collectively.

Collective Impact Forum

Metropolitan Universities Journal, issue on Collective Impact Strategies

Executive Summary: When Collective Impact Has an Impact
When Collective Impact Has an Impact (full report)

Stanford Resources on Collective Impact
Stanford Article on Second Generation Collective Impact
Stanford Philanthropy as the Backbone of Collective Impact