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Expanding Our Understanding of Backbone Organizations in Collective Impact Initiatives

April 9, 2018

This article includes qualitative data and shows how Pacesetters functioned as a collective impact initiative. We identify five key mechanisms the backbone organization can play in a collective impact initiative to enhance participant engagement in the cause. NCWIT is the backbone organization. The term “collective impact initiative” is a buzzword in the nonprofit and NSF worlds.

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