Blog Post Laura Ravinder on Aug 20, 2015

How Newark’s Collective Impact Initiative Thrived From Booker to Baraka 

Political transitions test the strength of local collective impact efforts. Learn how Newark's initiative survived and thrived as Mayor Cory Booker left office and Mayor Ras Baraka stepped in.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on Aug 4, 2015

The Challenge of “Necessary but Not Sufficient” in Introducing Racial Equity to… 

Foundations talking with grantees about racial equity is a major challenge in philanthropy. Living Cities offers some lessons learned from a recent event with grantees.

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Jul 20, 2015

Results and Accountability in a Complex World 

Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.

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.

Blog Post Rip Rapson on May 7, 2015

What We Can Learn from Detroit 

Detroit's resilience through bankruptcy revealed three overarching principles that are applicable to other cities facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 4, 2015

How Can Millennials Help to Build a 21st Century Social Change Movement? 

How millennials, as the most diverse generation in US history and the generation that came up in the internet age, are uniquely positioned to harness technology to work for social change.


5 Transformational Forces That Should Be Driving The Social Sector (But Aren’t)… 

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Juan Sebastian Arias on Dec 15, 2014

How National Platforms Can Help Promote Racial Equity in the U.S.  

To help better understand the appropriate roles of a social change organization with a national scope in addressing structural racism, spoke with several national organizations and compiled a list o…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 20, 2014

Learn from Three Years of Alignment in Baltimore  

An interview with Kurt Sommer, Director of the Baltimore Integration Partnership on gaining alignment with critical stakeholders, securing policy changes through collective action, and inspiring acti…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Nov 13, 2014

3 Fabulous Flavors of Feedback Culture 

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, Director of Collective Impact, shares an overview of the three "flavors of feedback" needed to do Collective Impact.

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Jeff Raderstrong 

Jeff supports Living Cities’ learning process to capture and share what works to get dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Nov 6, 2014

Eight Yummy Tensions of Collective Impact 

By addressing the conflicts that might threaten sow discord in many Collective Impact efforts and holding eight tensions in balance, bitterness 'at the table' can become a sweet recipe for catalyzing…

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Action Commitment Exercise 

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

Blog Post Alison Gold & Nadia Owusu on Oct 16, 2014

6 Behaviors that Can Change the Social Sector (For the Better) 

'Too often, the behaviors of nonprofits and their funders have been focused more on perpetuating institutions, than achieving measurable impact.'

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot on Oct 2, 2014

Towards Open Sourcing Social Change: Knowledge and Communications at Living Cit… 

Elodie Baquerot, Living Cities Chief Operating Officer, describes Living Cities' approach to 'open sourcing social change'.

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Aug 26, 2014

What Does it Take to Prepare Low-Income Adults for Quality 21st Century Jobs? 

We have embarked on an exciting adventure to answer the question of how cities and regions can prepare low-income working aged adults for quality 21st century jobs.

Blog Post Alison Gold on Aug 25, 2014

The Lean Startup and Adaptive Problems 

How can we use lean startup principles to develop adaptive solutions to our world’s most wicked problems?

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. …

Blog Post Carrie Boron on Aug 5, 2014

What’s Equity got to do with it? 

Are there foundation practices or policies at work that may deter people of different backgrounds from participating in a collective impact effort, and thus having the genuine impact they all seek?

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 18, 2014

9 Pieces of Advice on Cross-Sector Partnerships 

Three cross-sector partnership leaders reflect on what works and what doesn't in their cross-sector partnerships.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jul 15, 2014

Disrupting the Pace of Adoption: July 16 Twitter Chat 

Announcement of the 2nd Twitter Chat on #DisruptingInequality featuring our COO, Elodie Baquerot.

Blog Post Alison Gold on Jul 8, 2014

One Reason Most Cross-Sector Partnerships Don’t Work 

What gets people and institutions engaged in a cross-sector partnership in a way that overcomes our negative expectations, and sets us on a path to achieve meaningful impact?