We are committed to sharing resources and tools that are useful to changemakers.
on Jan 4, 2017
Listen to our inaugural podcast, Voicing Race, in which we speak to journalists Tanzina Vega of CNN and Barrett Pitner of the Guardian and the Daily Beast about race in the media.
on Feb 14, 2017
This report covers activities in the eighth year of operations for the Living Cities Catalyst
This report covers the Blended Catalyst Fund activities for the period from first closing on December 15, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
on Jan 4, 2017
A report evaluating Living Cities' influence in the broader field.
on Dec 22, 2016
Explore the stories and lessons learned from Just Change with these additional tools and resources.
on Nov 2, 2016
Key insights from the first cohort of City Accelerator.
on Oct 18, 2016
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.
We are working to increase affordable access to job opportunities and essential services by advancing equitable transit-oriented development financing strategies and exploring the potential of other emerging models.
on Sep 27, 2016
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
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 sample agenda can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative have regular periodic check-ins about your on-going data collection and analysis.
This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.
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 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.
Living Cities established a working group with Board Members and their staff to approve grants to define a common funding and knowledge agenda that would help low-income families move from poverty to financial stability.
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.
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!
Living Cities and our member institutions invested together in the Gulf Coast, where the magnitude of the post-Katrina challenge was unprecedented and the groups and organizations requiring help were exceptionally burdened.
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
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