The annual Akse family camping trip has benefitted from the concepts of collective impact.
Volume XIII | Issue 2 | Fall 2012
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By working together we maximize results

For many years, my family has taken camping trips with several other families. It’s a lot of fun, but it also was a lot of work. The process would start in midwinter, as we struggled to find a date and a place that everyone liked. Each family would then make campsite registrations, develop menus and buy food. Once we settled in at the campground, we built our own campfires, cooked our own meals and washed our own dishes. Each family was putting a lot of individual effort into the planning and execution of each camping trip. There had to be a better way. 

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