Collaboration for impact usually requires funding and presents unique challenges based on the audience, collaborative, and type of impact that equates to success. Funding often includes the search for funders, identifying a “community chest” per-se, finalizing common agendas, and finally, the need to report both progress and lessons learned.

Collaboratives identify a wide variety of gaps based on local unique conditions. Among the most consistent resource gap is funding for services at a level the is commensurate with local Veteran needs.

“There are a variety of types of resources we need to make a collective impact, including funding and participation.”

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