Home > Approach

Collective Impact

Collective Impact Methodology

Collective impact refers to the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors coming together for a common agenda, and to solve a specific social problem at scale. Principles of Collective Impact methodology are as follows


All the participants have a shared vision that stems from common understanding of the problem, that is solved through agreed upon actions.


Agreement on the ways success will be measured and reported. Collecting data and measuring results consistently on a short list of indicators across all partner organizations and intervention areas.

Mutually Reinforcing Activities

Each partner organization undertakes specific set of activities in a way that supports and is coordinated with the activities and resources of others. This is achieved through a joint plan of action that is agreed upon by all partners.

Continuous Communications

Consistent and open communication directed towards building trust and transparency among partners.


Dedicated staff with specific set of skills- who can plan, manage and facilitate coordination among various partners to ensure delivery of the common agenda.

Steering Committee

The steering committee plays a critical role in guiding the vision and strategy of Saamuhika Shakti. The steering committee is composed of internal and external members, and provides inputs on the overall direction of Saamuhika Shakti and ensures that we respond to the needs of the community as the project progresses. They advise on how individual organizations and those in the extended network can align to the common agenda and collaborate for improved outcome or more efficiency.

Maria Bystedt

Strategy Lead,
H&M Foundation

Priyanka Dutt

Country Director,
BBC Media Action

Vikas Gora

Deputy Director - State Programmes (South Hub),
Save the Children

Nalini Shekar

Hasiru Dala

VK Madhavan

WaterAid India

Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan

Co-founder & CEO,

Madhushree Narayan

Programme Director, Waste Management & Circular Economy, Social Alpha

Sandya Narayanan


Nidhi Bansal

Senior Director, Program Operations, Quality & Learning, CARE India

Lakshmi Pattabi Raman

Executive Director- Saamuhika Shakti,
The/Nudge Foundation

Backbone Team

The role of the backbone organisation is to guide the vision and strategy and provide the supporting infrastructure to deliver the common agenda. The backbone organisation coordinates and supports the aligned activities with the partner organisations, cultivates external stakeholder and community engagement and ownership of the vision, manages monitoring and evaluation, and leads on internal and external communications.

The/Nudge Foundation serves as the backbone organisation of Saamuhika Shakti.

Lakshmi Pattabi Raman

Executive Director,
Saamuhika Shakti

Zibi Jamal

Communications Director, Saamuhika Shakti

Bharath Sequeira

Project Lead,
Saamuhika Shakti

Roshni Sharma

Data and Govt Relations, Saamuhika Shakti

Vishwadha Chander

Communications Manager, Saamuhika Shakti

Rashi Rathi

Gender Lead ,
Saamuhika Shakti

Working Groups

Working Groups comprise of practitioners from different partner organizations, community leaders, subject matter experts and other stakeholders who come together to contribute their time, expertise, and lived experiences to help problem solve, develop and implement strategies. They play a key role in driving active collaboration among all partners.

At Saamuhika Shakti, the current working groups are Programme Implementation Working Group, Knowledge Management Working Group and Communications Working Group

Based on the evolving needs, there may be additional working groups that will be created.

Photo Credits: Saamuhika Shakti/ Vinod Sebastian

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Join our mailing list and be the first one to know about our efforts
*promise we won't spam you, we hate spam too
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Supported by

© Copyright End Poverty - All rights reserved.