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by Richard Crews on Apr 16, 2015

The Power of an Illusion…  

Richard Crews examines how collective impact can break through illusions of prejudice and structural racism to build a new system centered on equity.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Apr 17, 2015

The Moral Bucket List: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information that you won’t want to miss. And this week, we want to hear from you!

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 17, 2015

#New Urban Practice: April 22 Ask Me Anything Twitter Chat with Living Cities C… 

Join Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht, in a conversation about what it will take to build a new urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Eileen Neely on Apr 15, 2015

The 4 Ps of Pay for Success: Process 

When considering Pay For Success transactions, we pay special attention to each step in the process - both before the intervention begins and after it ends.

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Mark Swartz  

Mark Swartz is a Founder of the Lever Fund. He is a writer and communicator who helps nonprofit organizations tell their stories.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 15, 2015

Announcing Our #NewUrbanPractice Report: Living Cities’ Perspective in 2014  

In 2014, we took a different approach to our annual report--asking other leaders at the cutting edge of social change efforts to share what they think are the most promising solutions that have the p…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 14, 2015

#AgeOfLiteracy: The Promise of Cross-Sector Collaboration 

At a moment in which collaboration is becoming the new competition, The StrivePartnership promises to catalyze lasting change in the education space through collective impact.

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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom 

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Apr 14, 2015

Working with Communities to Advance Racial Equity and Eliminate Disparities 

In the fifth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at how community engagement in collective impact can help advance racial equity.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Apr 10, 2015

In Defense of Financial Innovation: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Sta… 

This week, we’re sharing a round-up of articles and information that examine different perspectives on capital and private-sectors approaches to systems change.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Apr 10, 2015

The Win-Win Solution for American Recovery 

Racial disparities in America will not disappear by themselves. We need to design programs and policies with an explicit focus on closing the gaps that exist.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 9, 2015

#BensTake: Connected Problems Require Collaborative Solutions 

How could we move away from single issue solutions towards approaches that address the inter-connected nature of the problems we face?

Blog Post Ellen Ward on Apr 8, 2015

4 Ps of Pay for Success: Policy 

To get comfortable investing in a Pay for Success deal, it’s important to understand whether the government has both the commitment and the policy framework necessary to support a successful project.

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Maura Fitzgerald 

Maura Fitzgerald is an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos on Apr 7, 2015

Three Business Concepts You Can Apply to Community Engagement 

In the fourth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at opportunities for collective impact initiatives to apply business concepts to community engagement work.

Blog Post Jeff Edmondson on Apr 2, 2015

Building Upon What Works for a Brighter Future 

To build a new urban practice, community partnerships involved in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network are using a data-driven collective impact approach to ensure every child in their communi…

Blog Post Eileen Neely & Brian R. Nagendra on Apr 1, 2015

4 Ps of Pay for Success: Program 

As we continue our series on the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS), we explore the core outcome of a PFS transaction, whether or not a “Program” can produce and measure impact.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 31, 2015

Creating Community Feedback Loops to Fast Track Change 

Feedback loops can improve the community engagement strategies of your collective impact initiatives. Learn more in the third week of our free e-course.

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Elodie Baquerot 

Elodie leads organization-wide operations and strategic planning efforts to make Living Cities' strategic vision a reality. She oversees the implementation of a performance, results-oriented culture; ensures that systems and infrastructure support t…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 27, 2015

How Poor are the Poor: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

Our weekly round-up of articles and resources looks deeply into issues of data and equity, and their role in building a new type of urban practice.

Blog Post Andy Rachlin & Ellen Ward on Mar 25, 2015

The 4 Ps of Pay for Success: Partnership 

Partnerships, one of the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS) are a cornerstone of any PFS transaction. While partnerships have their own complications, we consider four aspects of partnership crucial to PF…