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by Nigel Jacob on Nov 2, 2016

Lessons From the Field for and by Civic Innovation Teams 

Key insights from the first cohort of City Accelerator.

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

Resource on Aug 31, 2016

Sample Action Plan 

This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Sample: Data Meeting Agenda 

This sample agenda can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative have regular periodic check-ins about your on-going data collection and analysis.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Factor Analysis from StriveTogether 

This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

Our Work

Capital Innovation 

Square

We blend public, private, and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to better meet the needs of cities and improve the lives of low-income people.

Resource on Jun 15, 2016

Equipt to Innovate Field Guide 

What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.

Resource on Jun 8, 2016

Pay for Success in the U.S. 

This chart presents parties, financing, evaluation, time-frame and expected impact for Pay for Success transactions that have been implemented in the United States so far.

Resource on May 18, 2016

Data-Driven Feedback Loop Examples 

This resource provides a series of templates/options for developing data-driven feedback loops that are proven to help you change behavior and create collective impact.

Resource on May 18, 2016

Data Inventory 

This Data Inventory will help you identify which metrics and measures you need to determine if you are achieving your goals and continuously improving.

Resource on Apr 29, 2016

Tips and Tools for Hiring Collective Impact Initiative Directors 

Hiring for the unique job of leading a collective impact initiative can be complicated. These tips and lessons learned from current initiative directors can help!

Resource on Apr 19, 2016

Community Engagement E-Course: Participant Surveys Analysis 

This e-course analysis highlights process learnings of creating and implementing Living Cities’ inaugural collective impact e-course and synthesizes feedback and behavior changes of participants through survey data.

Past Work

Admiral Center 

Square

Living Cities launched the Admiral Center in 2009 for the express purpose of maximizing the engagement of celebrities in systems change on behalf of low income people.

Governing

Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Chelsea Thrives Initiative Seeks to Tackle Public Safety 

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Lawrence Working Families Initiative Addresses Unemployment 

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: SPARK Holyoke Fosters Entrepreneurship  

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Fitchburg's Re-Imagine North of Main Initiative takes a holistic approa… 

Past Work

Anchor Institutions 

Square

From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported several cities experimenting with the potential of Anchor Institutions—local universities and hospitals to transform economic systems

Resource on Mar 17, 2016

Webinar: Lessons from 500+ Cross-Sector Partnerships 

This webinar identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships and collective impact initiatives face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work.

Resource on Feb 26, 2016

Meeting Icebreakers 

Think Icebreakers are touchy-feely? Think again! The right icebreaker can profoundly change the tone of a meeting. Our "Meeting Icebreaker" resource provides a list of recommended icebreakers that can help you build a positive team culture.

Resource on Dec 15, 2015

Collective Impact Literature Review 

A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.

Resource on Nov 30, 2015

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series: Final Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series was the second Pilot Project we launched in an early 2015 effort to test our hypotheses about what makes for effective and impactful social change communications.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Action Commitment Exercise 

Use this simple template to capture action commitments at the end of meetings with your partners.

PayforSuccess.Org

Pay for Success U.S. Activity Map