Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Laura Ravinder on Apr 19, 2016

Four Ways Open-Sourcing Social Change Strengthened Community Engagement in Coll… 

By open-sourcing solutions to a key challenge in the field of collective impact--engaging community members--we were able to create actionable and digestible resources that helped practitioners stren…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 16, 2016

Our 2015 Annual Report: The #HereAndNow Toolbox 

Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 2, 2016

Living Cities’ Civic Tech Journey: An Open-Sourcing Social Change Case Study 

We set out to learn about civic technology, unsure of where our learning questions would lead us. Our open-sourced approach offered us endless opportunities to deepen our knowledge and expand our imp…

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 Ben Hecht on Feb 4, 2016

#BensTake: Technology as an Accelerant for Change in 2016  

Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. In this post: the ubiquity and power of technology.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Jan 27, 2016

Aligning Allies and Contributions: Using Results Based Accountability to Create… 

Albuquerque Integration Initiative partners value Results Based Accountability as a roadmap to take action, and join together in responsibility, ownership and results.

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The Metrics Myth 

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 Elizabeth Vargas on Dec 18, 2015

Racial Gaps, Mission Based Makeovers and Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

This week, a reflective round-up of reading recommendations that you won’t want to miss!

Blog Post Thomas Zembowicz on Dec 15, 2015

Connecticut Data Reveal Racial Disparities in Policing 

Organized, accessible state and local police data could result in more meaningful responses to racial injustice.

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Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

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…

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

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 Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 23, 2015

What Makes a Just City? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

A weekly roundup of articles and information explores topics related to urban opportunity, justice and data.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Oct 22, 2015

Data = Relationships 

Four ways data can build and strengthen relationships for your cross-sector partnership.

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.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 8, 2015

Two Lessons on Digital Engagement and Social Change Communications 

With a year of data on hand, we've learned a few lessons about effective social change communications from the way visitors interact with the features we built into our new website.

Blog Post Kirsten Wysen on Sep 8, 2015

Don’t Succumb to the Siren Song of Outcomes Without the Guidance of a North Star 

When you think of outcomes as mile-markers on your journey to a shared result, you can better design solutions that get dramatically better results, system wide.

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Sep 1, 2015

Effective Collective Impact Starts with a Clear, Common Purpose  

Effective collective impact must start with a clear, common purpose developed through an open process that brings around the table all of the players necessary for true impact and results.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Aug 12, 2015

Results Based Accountability Offers a Disciplined Way to Improve Decision-Makin… 

Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities can use to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and the community as a whole.