Nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropy all play integral roles in helping solve complex problems in our communities. If you are a community change-maker who wants to accelerate progress and participate in the collective action movement, the Collective Impact Accelerator can help you take your work to the next level.
The Collective Impact Accelerator provides programs and resources designed to accelerate progress on our community’s complex problems, foster cross-sector collaborative leadership, and develop a culture of collective action in Nashville. Whether you are just considering collective impact or are part of an established collective impact initiative, there’s a program for you.
Contact Director of Collective Impact Meg Morgan for questions or additional information.
Details for each program of the Accelerator below:



Applications to participate in the Collective Impact Learning Community are now closed.

Stay tuned for news of the next cohort.

During this year-long program, participants will progress through a series of core competencies and will emerge with a greater understanding of collective impact and a set of tools to make collective impact work.

Participants will develop a peer network and essential competencies including:

  • Building blocks of collective impact

  • Fundamentals of systems leadership and the equity imperative

  • Crucial communication

  • Results-based accountability

  • Building community -- co-creating the future



  • Emerging and established nonprofit, business, government or philanthropic change-makers who are committed to working collaboratively to find solutions for some of our community's toughest problems

Application process:

  • Individuals will complete a short application to assess eligibility. 

Time commitment:

  • The learning community includes an orientation session in December 2017 and a total of four sessions in January, April, July, and October 2018 (see dates and session titles below).
  • All sessions will take place from 9 am - 2 pm.
    • ​December 4 - Orientation: The Culture and Practice of Collective Impact
    • January 26 - Systems Leadership and the Equity Imperative
    • April 9 - Data-Driven Leadership
    • July 13 - Co-Creating the Future: Tools for Meaningful Community Engagement
    • October 5 - Collaborative Conflict: Leveraging Conflict to Create Positive Change


  • Access to issue-area experts
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Networking with emerging and established collective impact leaders




The Collective Impact Catalyst provides custom consulting and education to propel existing collective impact initiatives forward. You have your mission, and your collective impact work is underway. We can help you accelerate progress.

The first cohort of Collective Impact Catalyst teams has been selected. Stay tuned for news of the next catalyst in 2018, or reach out to Director of Collective Impact Meg Morgan ( with any questions.



  • Selected teams will choose up to six leaders to participate in the Collective Impact Catalyst

Time commitment: 

  • Cohort one will take place August 2017-May 2018
  • Time commitment will depend on the scope of your consulting project -- an estimated 10-15 hours per month, with rolling start dates


  • Up to 100 hours of consulting on customized projects focused on key initiative goals provided by the Center for Nonprofit Management, with strategic support from c3/consulting and HCA Strategic Resource Group
  • Coaching from national FSG Collective Impact Forum and local Director of Collective Impact
  • Virtual learning sessions with national issues-area experts
  • Opportunities to present initiative and highlights to local funders




The first Nashville Collective Impact Forum full-day experience took place on August 9, 2017. Participants learned from local and national experts about key elements of collective impact, gained tools to practice collective impact, and began the cultural shift towards collective action to make progress on our community's most complex challenges. 




We are grateful to the

Collective Impact Accelerator partners: