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by 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 PFS success.

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 Juan Sebastian Arias & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 24, 2015

Amplifying the Voice of Community in Collective Impact 

In the second week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we explore the ways in which you can amplify the voices of community members to contribute to your collective impact i…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Mar 23, 2015

In a Pickle: How to Strengthen Your Capacity for Collective Impact 

The actual application of the principles of collective impact can be challenging and complex work. To build this capacity, here are a few tips to get the most out of three critical dimensions: proces…

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Daniela Pineda  

Daniela Pineda defines the strategic direction of our evaluation portfolio and leads all evaluation investments. She has a history of managing evaluation and research investments and surfacing actionable data to inform strategy and decision making.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 20, 2015

Assessing Civic Tech: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information recommended by Living Cities staff that you won't want to miss!

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 18, 2015

#BensTake: American Cities Attacking Racial Equity and Inclusion from the Insid… 

American cities are realizing that combating institutionalized and structural racism will require a fundamental shift in how they do business. Here's how municipalities are dismantling entrenched bar…

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Ine… 

Blog Post Eileen Neely & Andy Rachlin on Mar 18, 2015

From the 4 Cs of Credit to the 4 Ps of Pay for Success 

A new financing mechanism requires a new way of underwriting. Here are the top four things to consider before investing in any Pay for Success Project.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 17, 2015

Why Involve Community in Collective Impact at all?  

Our free e-course helps collective impact initiatives understand why to work with community members and improve their process of community engagement.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 13, 2015

#GoodReads for Building a New Urban Practice  

A weekly round-up of articles, information and resources on how organizations across sectors are working to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 12, 2015

How Can We Recapture the Spirit of Community Engagement that Built America? 

Our CEO Ben Hecht asks what it will take to effectively engage people and communities in order to dramatically improve results for low-income people, especially people of color, faster.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 11, 2015

Three Strategies from #15NTC that can Accelerate the Pace of Change 

The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference brought together socially minded thinkers, dreamers and doers to explore the next frontier of Nonprofit Tech. Three common themes emerged from the conference …

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Maura Fitzgerald 

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

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 11, 2015

#BensTake: Wal-Mart and the Scaling of Social Change 

How can philanthropy, business and government align their resources behind winning strategies that will accelerate social change?

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 9, 2015

The Why and How of Working with Communities through Collective Impact: An E-Cou… 

Our new, free e-course will help collective impact initiatives better understand why and how to work with community members.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 6, 2015

World Book Day #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

Living Cities' staff mark World Book Day by sharing some of the books that we've been reading as we ask ourselves what it will take to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, faste…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 6, 2015

Four Lessons from Three Years of Building a New Urban Practice in American Citi… 

Lessons from Living Cities' nine-city Integration Initiative that aims to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in America's cities.

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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 Ben Hecht on Mar 5, 2015

#BensTake: Harnessing the Promise of Impact Investing So it Lands in Places 

BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, has created an impact investing platform. How do we ensure that this new money lands where it is needed most—in embattled, low-income communities?

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 4, 2015

How Can Millennials Help to Build a 21st Century Social Change Movement? 

How millennials, as the most diverse generation in US history and the generation that came up in the internet age, are uniquely positioned to harness technology to work for social change.