In order to create lasting solutions to social problems on a large-scale, organizations - including those in government, civil society, and the business sector - need to coordinate their efforts and work together around clearly defined goals.
Collective Impact is a significant shift from the social sector's current paradigm of "isolated impact," because the underlying premise of Collective Impact is that no single organization can create large-scale, lasting social change alone. There is no "silver bullet" solution to systemic social problems, and these problems cannot be solved by simply scaling or replicating one organization or program. Strong organizations are necessary but not sufficient for large-scale social change.
ETHNN is being employed to address a wide variety of issues including education, employment, healthcare, housing and transportation.