We are committed to sharing resources and tools that are useful to changemakers.
by Steven Bosacker
on Jun 15, 2016
What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.
on Aug 31, 2016
This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.
on Jul 27, 2016
This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.
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.
on Jun 29, 2016
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.
on Jun 8, 2016
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.
on May 18, 2016
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.
We work at the intersections of learning, information, story, and technology to bring people and resources together to deepen and accelerate promising solutions to social problems.
This Data Inventory will help you identify which metrics and measures you need to determine if you are achieving your goals and continuously improving.
on Apr 29, 2016
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!
on Apr 19, 2016
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.
on Mar 30, 2016
The Brookings Institution and Living Cities State and Metropolitan Prosperity Collaborative was a peer exchange forum intended to promote deeper collaboration between state and metropolitan leaders on issues critical to creating economic opportunity.
on Mar 17, 2016
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.
on Feb 26, 2016
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.
on Dec 15, 2015
A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.
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.
on Nov 30, 2015
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.
on Nov 10, 2015
Use this simple template to capture action commitments at the end of meetings with your partners.
A set of suggestions and resources to use your Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment feedback to facilitate group discussion aimed at improved stakeholder engagement.
A two-page guide that will help collective impact leaders unite their stakeholders and achieve success.
This short and simple exercise is designed to help cross-sector partnerships think through who they should be engaging, and in what ways, in order to achieve their shared result.
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