We must explicitly confront enduring racial barriers not only in the communities where we invest but also in our own organizations and modes of work.
Living Cities unveils our 25 Disruptive Leaders list, recognizing remarkable individuals who are shaking up the status quo and creating new approaches to address our nation’s most stubborn challenges…
New additions to our #HereAndNow Toolbox will help increase the impact of leaders all over, so that more voices are engaged and equipped to help get to better results for low-income people, faster.
By changing the way the world does business, we can fundamentally change the world.
Want to build a feedback culture? Use this fast, simple U.S. Army process to reflect, capture learning, and improve how your partnership works together over time.
Wealth or meaning? Values-Driven Entrepreneurs don't make the choice: they do well BY doing good. And Tynesia Boyea-Robinson believes that with enough proof-points, they can change the way the world …
In light of recent criticism of collective impact, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson addresses the promise of collective impact as a tool for change, and the hard work it takes to wield the tool effectively.
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!
A new blog series shares what Living Cities’ Collective Impact team is learning about how to best support practitioners and implement the principles of collective impact.
Racial equity and inclusion are integral to collective impact’s core principles. Partnerships must make a commitment to applying a racial equity and inclusion lens throughout its work, in order to ac…
Four tried-and-true, free tools that simplify the administrative work behind managing cross-sector partnerships well. Take advantage of this technology to make collaboration just a little easier.
A suite of free resources from Living Cities can help you improve the work of your cross-sector partnership in the New Year.
One intern shares Living Cities key lessons' from our seven year history of building, managing and convening multi-site cohorts across our portfolio.
This October, four HOPE SF public housing residents joined the San Francisco Integration Initiative Team at a Dallas Learning Community.
Like weddings, most cross-sector partnerships have greater potential for success when they are well-organized. With wedding planning in mind, we've identified four questions you and your partners sh…
Cross-sector partnerships get stuck in not one, but THREE common places that stifle their effectiveness and success.
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 resour…
The eight site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Dallas, TX to explore how to use data to drive results.
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.
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.
Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.
Detroit's resilience through bankruptcy revealed three overarching principles that are applicable to other cities facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.
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.
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…