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 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 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 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.

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: SPARK Holyoke Fosters Entrepreneurship  

Our Work

Open Sourcing Social Change 

Square

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.

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

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.

Our Work

Public Sector Innovation 

Square

We work with public sector leaders to foster more nimble, collaborative and data-driven local governments.

U.S. GAO

Federal Agencies' Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and … 

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

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment Group Planning and Discussion Guide 

A set of suggestions and resources to use your Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment feedback to facilitate group discussion aimed at improved stakeholder engagement.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Four Components of a Shared Result that Creates Enduring Change 

A two-page guide that will help collective impact leaders unite their stakeholders and achieve success.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Wedding Seating Chart Exercise 

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.

Past Work

Foreclosure Mitigation 

Square

In 2008, responding to the impact of concentrated foreclosures on urban neighborhoods, and in the absence of promising large-scale solutions, Living Cities launched an initiative to catalyze, test and learn from 10 local pilot initiatives to reclaim…

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Action Commitment Exercise 

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

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment 

Our free, 10 minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools and resources to help partners get better results, faster. …

Resource on Aug 21, 2015

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2013-June 2014 

As of June 30, 2014, the Fund had commitments of $34.6 million from ten investors. Since inception, our total cumulative lending of $40.2 million has sparked initiatives with total funding of over $825 million.

Resource on Aug 13, 2015

The City Accelerator Guide Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government was the first in a series of three Pilot Projects launched in early 2015 to test Living Cities' hypotheses around open-sourcing social change.

Resource on May 20, 2015

The Why and How of Working with Communities through Collective Impact: An E-Course 

This free e-course will help collective impact initiatives better understand why and how to work with community members.

Collective Impact Forum

How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact