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by Steven Bosacker on Jan 19, 2017

Video: How to Use Data to Drive Results 

This video shares lessons learned on data access and privacy, sourcing and policy.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 20, 2017

Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape 

By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities continue to emerge as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.

Blog Post Shanee Helfer on Jun 14, 2017

Progress Takes Data Discipline: Where Do I Start? 

Consider these five tips on being intentional when using data to improve outcomes.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on May 19, 2017

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers 

In his penultimate post on the Equipt to Innovate framework elements, Steven Bosacker urges government employees and those working in data to take time to consider the people and real-life impacts be…

Resource on Aug 31, 2016

Sample Action Plan 

This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.

Blog Post John Cruz, MUP & Laura Kinsell-Baer on May 4, 2017

Court Data in St. Louis County: Sharing Sensitively 

A civic tech collaborative from St. Louis has developed a solution to help non-violent traffic offenders trapped in the court system.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Feb 10, 2017

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform: How to Consider the Stage of Your Cross-Sector Part… 

In this second post of a two-part series on cross-sector partnerships, we examine trends at different stages of cross-sector partnership development, and what they might mean for your work.

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The New Geographers: How Detroiters Are Mapping a Better Future for the City 

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Feb 8, 2017

Four Trends to Consider as Cross-Sector Partnerships Begin a New Year  

In this first post of a two-part series, we present the trends that emerged from our Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment tool, based on our analysis of over 750 responses from partnerships in the fie…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Sep 1, 2016

Data and Collective Impact Step Five: Change Behavior and Share Responsibility 

The fifth step to using data for collective impact is committing to action to change behavior. These resources will help you move your partners to action.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Aug 31, 2016

Collective Impact #Toolbox: Data Inventory 

So you have your measures and outcomes all laid out. Now what? Assess what data you have, what data you need, and what data you hope to create over time using this handy spreadsheet.

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Steve Goldsmith 

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 27, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Four: Discuss The Data 

The fourth step to using data for collective impact is discussing data with partners to determine what the data are telling you. These resources will help you facilitate these conversations.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Factor Analysis from StriveTogether 

This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 13, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Three: Present the Data 

The third step to using data for collective impact is presenting data in a way to facilitate behavior change. These resources will help you determine the best way to present your data.

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Jul 11, 2016

How Strong is Your Civic Infrastructure? The Boston Fed Wants to Know. 

How do you know when a city's civic infrastructure needs improvement? And what can be done? The Boston Fed is asking asking the people who know their cities best.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Finding time to reflect on your initiative’s progress as you go is tough! Dashboards provide a simple way to add some structure to your reflection so you can focus on what needs improvement.

Blog Post Norris Williams on Jun 22, 2016

Measuring Progress on the Road to Innovation 

As cities double down on results, potential stumbling blocks lurk around every corner.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Sample: Data Meeting Agenda 

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.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 16, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Two: Find the Data 

The second step to using data for collective impact is finding the data your partnership needs. These resources will help you navigate the complexities of data access.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on May 26, 2016

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

Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on May 18, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step One: Agree on the Data 

The first step to using data for collective impact is getting buy-in and agreement on what data your partnership will track. These resources will help you do just that.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on May 4, 2016

What Does it Take to Use Data to Change Behavior in Collective Impact? 

A new blog series will walk you through five steps to using data to help you change behavior for collective impact.