Communities across the U.S. are using a collective impact approach that aligns people and organizations from all sectors — government, business, nonprofit and more — around shared goals to ensure more successful outcomes for veterans and their families.
When service members leave the military, a network of more than 45,000 nonprofits, public agencies, organizations and individuals aim to support their transitions to civilian life. The collective impact framework is powered by collaboration across the public, private, business and social services sectors. In this video, members of National Veterans Intermediary (NVI)’s Local Partners collaboratives explain the collective impact approach and show it in action in communities in Texas, New York and Maine.
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This article was produced in partnership with National Veterans Intermediary, an initiative of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. NVI increases the collaborative capacity of local communities to steward a national ecosystem, in order to achieve optimal well-being for veterans and their families. Sign up for alerts about NVI’s free webinars and tools to support community-based collaboration here.