Diversity & Inclusion

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Collective Impact

The Collective Impact approach is premised on the belief that no single policy, department, organization or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society.  The approach calls for multiple organizations or entities from different sectors to abandon their own agenda in favor of 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 concert. 

Collective Impact Recommendations 

Collective Impact Forum PowerPoint - 11-2-18

To sign up for a Collective Impact Strategy Group click here


Click on the following resources to view more information on Collective Impact:

How Cal Poly will use Collective Impact for diversity and inclusion. 

Collective Impact Logic Model for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Cal Poly

Learn more about Collective Impact at the Tamarack Institute website.

Collective Impact FAQ's.

Cal Poly Collective Impact Newsletter- Spring 2018

Collective Impact Final Report

For questions specific to a strategy group, please contact diversity@calpoly.edu


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