More today on the evolution going on in our nonprofit world and for profit in some collectives. Good read small business. Article does a good job defining and by example for understanding. The introduction below mentions the previous article on backbone organization.
Excerpt: …… initiatives share the five key conditions that distinguish collective impact from other types of collaboration: a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and the presence of a backbone organization. (See ”The Five Conditions of Collective Impact,” below.)
Read full article via Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work | Stanford Social Innovation Review.