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by Steven Bosacker on May 19, 2017

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers 

In his penultimate post on the Equipt to Innovate framework elements, Steven Bosacker urges government employees and those working in data to take time to consider the people and real-life impacts behind the data.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on May 17, 2017

#BensTake: The Origins of Job Creation 

If the goal is economic security for all Americans, we're not going to get there without creating many more good jobs. That means we need a shared understanding of the fundamentals of job creation, s…

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Justin M. Bibb on May 16, 2017

Employee-Engaged: No City Employee Left Behind 

Our own Steven Bosacker and Gallup's Justin M. Bibb come together to discuss the effects of a disengaged workforce and how to make every city employee a key contributor to municipal success.

Blog Post Nora Liu on May 11, 2017

Accelerating Racial Equity in Cities: Emerging Insights  

The five cities that make up Racial Equity Here are doing game-changing work to advance racial equity. At this midway point, we look at some emerging insights from their work.

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Marc Peters 

Blog Post Ben Hecht & Brandee McHale on May 8, 2017

Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities 

Eight cities created pitches for a new City Accelerator on procurement and economic opportunity. View them before final cities are selected!

Blog Post Ratna Gill on May 5, 2017

Interviewing Candidates for Social Sector Jobs: Four Tips for Interviewers 

Embodying your company’s culture is crucial in recruiting. These four tips are designed to help interviewers in the social sector attract young talent.

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post John Cruz, MUP & Laura Kinsell-Baer on May 4, 2017

Court Data in St. Louis County: Sharing Sensitively 

A civic tech collaborative from St. Louis has developed a solution to help non-violent traffic offenders trapped in the court system.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on May 3, 2017

Being Interviewed for Social Sector Jobs: Five Tips for Students 

The structure and content of job interviews in the social sector can be confusing. Follow these five tips to determine whether an organization’s culture is right for you.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 28, 2017

What Nonprofits Need to Learn About Interviewing Candidates 

When social sector organizations aren't intentional about their interview process, they fail to leverage their greatest recruitment asset: their mission.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 27, 2017

#BensTake: Unraveling the Homeownership Divide  

We know that owning a home creates wealth. And we know how to make homeownership a reality for millions more people. It's time to scale up what's working in order to close the staggering racial wealt…

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 27, 2017

Dynamically Planned: Make Only Big Plans, the Sequel 

In his latest writing on the Equipt to Innovate framework, Steven Bosacker takes inspiration from architect Daniel Burnham, plus the work of cities like New Orleans and Louisville, to discuss how urb…

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Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey 

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey–still a practicing physician–is President & CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Previously, she served as the foundation’s vice president and director of its Health Care Group. She was the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicin…

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 26, 2017

Strengthening On-Ramps for Entry-Level Talent: Four Tips for Social Sector Orga… 

Increasingly, young adults are interested in work that drives positive impact. It's a major opportunity for social sector organizations to attract new talent, but only if we are intentional about bui…

Blog Post Leah Gilliam on Apr 21, 2017

Girls First: Focusing on Youth to Close Gender and Racial Gaps 

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 20, 2017

Searching for Jobs in the Social Sector: Six Tips for Students  

Knowing where to start when looking for an entry-level job in the social sector can be tough. Keeping these six simple considerations in mind can help ease stress and aid in the job search process.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 20, 2017

Race-Informed: From Intent to Actions in Government  

The latest post on Living Cities' Equipt to Innovate framework addresses racial inequities and how the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, specifically, is embracing new approaches to tackle the problem.

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John Cruz, MUP 

John Cruz is the Data Management Coordinator for Rise Community Development in St. Louis.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 19, 2017

The Argument for Investing in People: Reflections on my Entry-Level Job Search 

Few clear pathways exist for entry-level professionals just starting out to enter the social sector. But investing in staff members—at all levels of an organization—to develop effective and skilled l…

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 18, 2017

Radical Self-Care: Four Lessons from Our Meeting with City Leaders in Albuquerq… 

Burnout is all too common in organizations working for social change. How can the social sector put self-care into practice?