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What We Do

Since 1991, DCA has been making collective impact work.  Using our Cause Development® methodology, DCA has orchestrated collaborations and partnerships to tackle some of society’s toughest challenges.

The Cause Development framework redefines disconnected efforts into a cause, discovers and builds the partnerships to advance the cause, and then harnesses them to work toward clear goals in a shared plan of action.


Who We Help

We help mission-oriented leaders and organizations that are dedicated to achieving sustainable improvements in people’s lives on a community-wide, regional, nation-wide, or international scale.

Our clients have included leading foundations, domestic non-profits and international NGOs, corporations, workforce development and economic development entities, municipalities and leadership coalitions.

Latest News

DCA has joined Lumina Foundation’s Goal 2025 initiative.  We are the campaign’s national technical assistance liaison.  The first cohort of 20 cities has been announced; ultimately there will be 75 communities around the country.  Heres an overview from Lumina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zqRDUFu1GQ

DCA has launched The Collective Impact Alliance . Follow the blog, Making Collective Impact Work.CIA thumbnail

Beyond the Grant, an article by DCA published in The Foundation Review.  It chronicles a shift the W.K. Kellogg Foundation made from grantmaker to change maker through its national SPARK initiative.

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