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by Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 21, 2016

A Different Kind of Entrepreneur 

For a Values-Driven Entrepreneur, the sheer act of pursuing purpose opens the door not only for opportunities but for the resources needed to take advantage of them.

Blog Post Ed Blayney on Jul 19, 2016

Using #CivicTech to Stop Fires in Vacant Properties 

The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jul 18, 2016

#BensTake: After Dallas, America Must Address Economic Opportunity 

To strengthen relationships among different racial groups in America, we must address economic disparities between whites and people of color.

Blog Post Sarah Auslander on Jul 15, 2016

Q&A: Prototyping in Local Government 

How can cities use prototyping to create better products and services?

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Mike Wood 

Mike Wood is responsible for developing and growing the Institute’s alliances with nonprofit and corporate partners, as well as overall business development and resource generation. He is a leader in the social and civic change sector and has a stro…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 14, 2016

If I Build It... 

Wealth or meaning? Values-Driven Entrepreneurs don't make the choice: they do well BY doing good. And Tynesia Boyea-Robinson believes that with enough proof-points, they can change the way the world …

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 13, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Three: Present the Data 

The third step to using data for collective impact is presenting data in a way to facilitate behavior change. These resources will help you determine the best way to present your data.

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Jul 11, 2016

How Strong is Your Civic Infrastructure? The Boston Fed Wants to Know. 

How do you know when a city's civic infrastructure needs improvement? And what can be done? The Boston Fed is asking asking the people who know their cities best.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 8, 2016

The Only Solution to Our National Epidemic of Violence: Healing Together 

After a long week of national pain and mourning, it seems that the only solution to the violence in our country is to slowly come together and end the divisiveness all around us.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 7, 2016

Yes, You Can Do Good AND Do Well. Here’s One Way! 

More and more, leaders at the cutting edge of social change are blurring the lines between "public" and "private" sectors. They believe you can do good and do well - and are proving it's possible.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 7, 2016

The i-teams in Memphis: Looking Back 

We look back on a convening of practitioners on the cutting edge of local government innovation.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Finding time to reflect on your initiative’s progress as you go is tough! Dashboards provide a simple way to add some structure to your reflection so you can focus on what needs improvement.

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Leah Hendey 

Leah Hendey, a Research Associate at the Urban Institute, has focused on a range of policy issues including the foreclosure crisis, performance measurement, child care, child obesity, and city indicators. Projects that involve contextual analyses us…

Blog Post Norris A. Williams III on Jun 22, 2016

Measuring Progress on the Road to Innovation 

As cities double down on results, potential stumbling blocks lurk around every corner.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 16, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Two: Find the Data 

The second step to using data for collective impact is finding the data your partnership needs. These resources will help you navigate the complexities of data access.

Blog Post Mary Kay Bailey on Jun 14, 2016

My Seven-Year Ride on the Green Line  

Linking the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the 11-mile Light Rail Transit (LRT) Green Line is creating benefits “beyond the rail” for residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.

Blog Post Eileen Neely & Richard Edwards on Jun 9, 2016

How the Pay For Success Construction Loan Can Expand Social Impact [INFOGRAPHIC] 

Upfront costs pose a barrier to getting Pay for Success deals off the ground. We've illustrated how the new "Construction Loan" will address those barriers and create opportunity to scale Pay for Suc…

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Jack Dangermond 

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Jun 7, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Kansas City Charisma 

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak takes the Mayors and Schools Field Trip to Kansas City.

Blog Post Christopher Whitaker on Jun 6, 2016

Tech is Hard, Governing is Harder. Lend a Hand. 

Learn how civic hackathons are leading to breakthrough innovations.