The Impact Alliance is a global action and learning network committed to strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to generate deep impact within the communities they serve. We do this through assisting our members to improve the quality, scale and social impact of their services and programs.
Our mission is to inspire, inform, and improve practice and performance within organizations leading to the reduction of poverty and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods.
The Impact Alliance provides space for partners and members to share, learn and collaborate to define and develop standards of excellence that improve their performance. It brings together a diverse yet complementary group of organizations and individuals who seek to leverage their respective strengths and pool resources to attain goals they could not achieve alone. We facilitate access to local and international providers of innovative capacity building programs and services.
The ultimate goal of our actions is a stronger global civil society composed of effective and sustainable organizations that demonstrate leadership, vision, organizational and technical skills to better respond to the increasingly complex needs of their communities.
What we do
Through our work over the last five years, we have identified three strategic objectives that are broad enough to guide us globally, while flexible enough to be interpreted and adapted to regional priorities.
The Impact Alliance facilitates connections among diverse actors who share common interests. We map the capacity building “landscape” and strengthen linkages to more effectively connect those offering expertise and resources with those in need. Learn more.
The Impact Alliance accelerates the development of innovative approaches and improves global dissemination of what works. We facilitate thematic learning networks where peer practitioners collaborate to advance their practice and raise shared standards of excellence. Learn more.
The Impact Alliance promotes productive partnerships among actors to transcend their individual constraints. Through Impact Ventures we identify innovative social enterprises, connect them to global demand and help take them to scale. Learn more.
Our guiding principles
The members of the Impact Alliance believe that together we can achieve more than we can alone. We continue to be guided by the principles that our founding partners identified back in 2002.
Openness: encouraging more permeable organizations to attain new levels of transparency, flexibility and engagement
Peer Collaboration: nurturing peer-partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaboration that leverages the massive potential of self-organization and decentralized leadership
Sharing: connecting and combining our innovations, approaches, and expertise
Global Action: pooling talent and resources to accelerate local innovations going to global scale