We spent two years building a digital community engagement tool to help practitioners close racial gaps. We share our lessons learned in a new report.
Narratives widely held by Americans perpetuate harmful beliefs about why inequities exist, and what we can or should do about them. Harmful narratives are important to tackle now more than ever, in p…
A new Pay for Success project will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for those most likely to re-enter the prison system
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.
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…
The current national conversation on criminal justice reform opens up an opportunity to turn the tide on mass incarceration and improve economic outcomes for low-income Americans, especially those of…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As cities double down on results, potential stumbling blocks lurk around every corner.
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.
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.
Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.
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.
A new blog series will walk you through five steps to using data to help you change behavior for collective impact.
Seventeen i-teams from around the United States and Israel came together in Memphis for two days to collectively grapple with the most pressing challenges facing cities around the world.
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…
Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.
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…
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.
Albuquerque Integration Initiative partners value Results Based Accountability as a roadmap to take action, and join together in responsibility, ownership and results.