Blog Post Sarah Rosen Wartell on Oct 17, 2016

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable  

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 22, 2016

25 Disruptive Leaders Who Are Working to Close the Racial Opportunity Gaps 

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…

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Aug 15, 2016

10 Tools for Disruptive Leadership #HereAndNow 

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.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Aug 4, 2016

Want Your Business to Make Mo’ Money? Start Valuing Values 

By changing the way the world does business, we can fundamentally change the world.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Jul 29, 2016

Collective Impact #Toolbox: After Action Reviews 

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.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 14, 2016

If I Build It... 

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 …

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jun 1, 2016

Getting Back to the Purpose of Collective Impact 

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.

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Apr 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Hiring 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!

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 21, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (March Edition) 

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.

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Mar 15, 2016

Applying a Racial Equity and Inclusion Lens to 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…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Jan 28, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Free Collaboration Tools 

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.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jan 4, 2016

Resolve to Improve Your Cross-Sector Partnership in the New Year 

A suite of free resources from Living Cities can help you improve the work of your cross-sector partnership in the New Year.

Blog Post Alyssa Campbell on Nov 20, 2015

Four Lessons You Can Apply To Build and Manage Cohorts  

One intern shares Living Cities key lessons' from our seven year history of building, managing and convening multi-site cohorts across our portfolio.

Blog Post Ellie Rossiter on Nov 18, 2015

Residents from HOPE SF Participate in An Integration Initiative Learning Commun… 

This October, four HOPE SF public housing residents joined the San Francisco Integration Initiative Team at a Dallas Learning Community.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Alison Gold on Nov 10, 2015

Four Questions to Consider When Building a Cross-Sector Partnership’s Structure 

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…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Nov 10, 2015

Don’t Get Caught In The “Bermuda Triangle” of Cross-Sector Partnerships 

Cross-sector partnerships get stuck in not one, but THREE common places that stifle their effectiveness and success.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 10, 2015

Four Ways To Use Our New Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment as a Tool to Stren… 

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…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Oct 14, 2015

Journey to Results: Rapid Reflections from Day 1 of the Integration Initiative … 

The eight site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Dallas, TX to explore how to use data to drive results.

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.

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.

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…