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…
The actual application of the principles of collective impact can be challenging and complex work. To build this capacity, here are a few tips to get the most out of three critical dimensions: proces…
A new financing mechanism requires a new way of underwriting. Here are the top four things to consider before investing in any Pay for Success Project.
A weekly round-up of articles, information and resources on how organizations across sectors are working to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.