Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2014


Activism, Collective impact, Community Engagement, Grassroots activism, Mobile technology

Publication Title



To advance the conversation about how to engage the community in collective impact, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions gathered scholars and practitioners for an honest discussion. In this roundtable, the participants discuss why it is important to involve the community actively, how it can be done within a collective impact initiative, and the challenges and pitfalls of engaging the community.


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