The HCA Foundation believes that together we can build strong, healthy communities. By participating and investing in collaboration and collective impact initiatives, we can build community capacity to leverage existing resources and expertise to improve social impact. Find out more about these initiatives below.

Collective Impact Accelerator

It began with Collaboration College.  Collaboration College, first launched in 2011, emerged from a desire to build on Collaborate for a Cause, a one day event hosted by Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the Center for Nonprofit Management in January 2009. Collaboration College was designed to extend previous efforts from encouraging nonprofits to consider collaboration as a means to expand their reach in the community to supporting nonprofits in learning, practicing, and developing collaborations through a yearlong program.

After two iterations of the Collaboration College model, program evaluation data and discussions with partners revealed a need for a shift from jumpstarting new collaborations to supporting existing collaboration and collective impact initiatives in overcoming challenges to success. With these learnings, Collaboration College evolved into the Collective Impact Accelerator.

The Center for Nonprofit Management is the new home for the Collective Impact Accelerator. 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.

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Investing in Collaboration & Collective Impact

The HCA Foundation continues to invest in collaboration and collective impact initiatives that improve and expand social impact. Learn more about some of our collaborative partners.