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