Collective Impact

What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.

Collective Impact works to bring people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change that includes five essential elements; a common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, shared measurement and backbone support.

The BBAPI Steering Committee and United Way of Broome County as the backbone organization, have developed the “Common Agenda” for the Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative. The Common Agenda can serve as a foundation for organizations working collaboratively in addressing the needs of those impacted by poverty.


To break the cycle of poverty by engaging community residents and other stakeholders in developing creative solutions to our immediate and long-term barriers through the use of the Collective Impact Model.


We envision vibrant neighborhoods, where residents feel safe and can live a healthy, financially stable life with increased access to resources and services; as well as a community committed to giving voice to all residents and helping create a sense of pride and place in Broome County.

Guiding Principles


Develop authentic inclusive partnerships through respect, trust, and transparency.


Focus on a shared agenda that is dedicated to empowering communities and neighborhoods that are in need.


Encourage relationship building and community collaboration through purposeful systemic efforts to support the success of every resident.


Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative of United Way of Broome County 

47 North Street

Binghamton, NY 13905




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(please call for hours during holidays and special circumstances)

The United Way of Broome County provides administrative support and oversight to BBAPI committees.