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Some Additional Important Attributes of a Successful Collective Impact Agreement

August 2018

Citation: 48 ELR 10696

Issue: 8

Author: Matthew J. Wagner

The concept of formalizing an initiative’s agreements in writing certainly improves its chances of success, but it also introduces challenges which Crowder does a credible job articulating. The comments that emerged from my review of the article involve the other attributes of an initiative and its corresponding written agreement that would serve to improve the chances of a CII’s success. These attributes include the team and its leadership, key drivers of the initiative, the form of and process of carrying out the agreement, and the unaccounted-for costs of the initiative.

Matthew J. Wagner is the Manager of Renewable Energy Development for DTE Energy. His team manages various aspects of wind and solar development, including communications and community relations.

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