Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 25, 2017

Trading Jail Beds for Paychecks: Salt Lake County’s New PFS Project 

A new Pay for Success project will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for those most likely to re-enter the prison 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.

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 Nick Turner & Scarlet Neath on Oct 13, 2016

Remarkable Progress in Juvenile Justice Reform, but Not for All Kids 

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…

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.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Jul 29, 2016

Collective Impact #Toolbox: After Action Reviews 

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.

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.

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 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.

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 on Jun 1, 2016

Getting Back to the Purpose of Collective Impact 

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.

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.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 25, 2016

What I Learned from a Gathering of i-teams in Memphis 

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.

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…

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.

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!