Services for Extension Foundation Members to Help Extension Projects & Programs Incubate, Innovate, and Accelerate Towards Making an Impact
About The Impact Collaborative
The Impact Collaborative is a bundle of services and events that are funded by and for our members only.
It is a place where Extension programs from across the country come to take a deep dive into their project and program planning using our innovation skill-building tools we’ve developed over the past five years. We connect those teams with subject matter experts in a variety of fields to help fill gaps in their project and program planning, and we train people in our innovation skill-building methodology so they can use the methodology and those skills to catalyze innovation with Extension programs locally.
What Makes This Program Unique
While there are many programs available focused on design thinking and lean experimentation, the Impact Collaborative has combined creative entrepreneurial methodology with Cooperative Extension best practices to deliver innovation and leadership services to Extension professionals and their community partners.
Since 2019, Extension teams that have incubated through the Impact Collaborative have received more than $5.7M in grant and partnership funding. 93% of participants identified new skills, tools, and resources to help move their projects and programs to the next level.
Kentucky State University
University of Delaware
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota & Kansas State University
Clemson University, Southern University, Virginia Tech, Kansas State University, University of New Hampshire
Prairie View A&M University
Florida A&M University
University of North Dakota
Southern University, Virginia Tech, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Impact Collaborative Recent News & Stories
Cornell Extension LIVCO Project Team Finds Impact Collaborative Was “An amazing team building opportunity”
As Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, I am delighted that County Associations around New York have been involved in the Impact Collaborative. One example of
Impact Collaborative Announces Rev-Up Your Virtual Leadership Series for Extension Professionals Leading Five or More Peers
For 2021, the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program is hosting a series available to eXtension Foundation member institutions. This series is led by Karl Bradley,
Colorado State Extension Mindful Engagement Project “Ready to go in a way we wouldn’t have been”, thanks to the Impact Collaborative Summit
“The Impact Collaborative Summit and process provided an important place for our Mindful Engagement Project team, led by Sue Schneider, to develop their concept and
Workforce Readiness & Makerspace Team from Oregon Brings Community Partners to Impact Collaborative Summit, Wins Seed-Funding Grant for Western Region
“The Impact Collaborative provided an ideal space for the Malheur Workforce Readiness team to work through a structured process that challenged their thinking and assisted
Twenty-five teams representing twenty-six Cooperative Extension institutions attended the first Virtual Impact Collaborative Summit on October 13th and 14th. Using technology – including Zoom and
eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce open registration for several 2021 events in our Impact Collaborative program. This includes registrations for the Innovation Skill-Building Experience and the