This week, a reflective round-up of reading recommendations that you won’t want to miss!
Organized, accessible state and local police data could result in more meaningful responses to racial injustice.
The Prepare Learning Circle in the StriveTogether Network developed an outcome recommendation for collective impact collaborative initiatives. This blog has four lessons from their journey.
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…
A weekly roundup of articles and information explores topics related to urban opportunity, justice and data.
Four ways data can build and strengthen relationships for your cross-sector partnership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The private, public and nonprofit sectors each have unique challenges that make collecting and analyzing data hard.
What does it take to sustain change that gets dramatically better results for low-income people? Living Cities CEO reacts to an op-ed by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor, Antanas Mockus.
Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.
Last week, Jim Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Andrea Phillips of Goldman Sachs shared lessons from their investment in a social impact bond to reduce recidivism at Riker’s Island. Ben Hec…
Our CEO shares his big takeaways from our #NewUrbanPractice Summit that brought together leaders, dreamers and doers for an active process of co-design around what it will take to dramatically improv…
Implementing collective impact in a quality way means actively working to make systems more equitable and closing disparities in achievement.
We work to build a new type of urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people. Now, we're sharing three different perspectives on what it might take to get there.
The three year evaluation of Living Cities’ signature collective impact initiative provides lessons on how to accelerate impact through knowledge sharing.
This first installment in a series on equity and collective impact shares insights into how a backbone organization can amplify grassroots efforts to achieve equitable systems change.
To build a new urban practice, community partnerships involved in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network are using a data-driven collective impact approach to ensure every child in their communi…
As we continue our series on the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS), we explore the core outcome of a PFS transaction, whether or not a “Program” can produce and measure impact.
Partnerships, one of the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS) are a cornerstone of any PFS transaction. While partnerships have their own complications, we consider four aspects of partnership crucial to PF…