Resource on Apr 2, 2018

Facilitator's Guide for Continuous Improvement Conversations with a Racial Equity Lens 

How might facilitators effectively use data? How might they ensure a racial equity focus? Often these conversations stall for various reasons including the historical and prevailing culture of both funders and grantees that has focused on compliance…

Resource on Aug 31, 2016

Sample Action Plan 

This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Factor Analysis from StriveTogether 

This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.

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.

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.

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.

Resource on May 18, 2016

Data-Driven Feedback Loop Examples 

This resource provides a series of templates/options for developing data-driven feedback loops that are proven to help you change behavior and create collective impact.

Resource on Apr 19, 2016

Community Engagement E-Course: Participant Surveys Analysis 

This e-course analysis highlights process learnings of creating and implementing Living Cities’ inaugural collective impact e-course and synthesizes feedback and behavior changes of participants through survey data.

Resource on Dec 15, 2015

Collective Impact Literature Review 

A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.

Resource on Nov 30, 2015

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series: Final Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series was the second Pilot Project we launched in an early 2015 effort to test our hypotheses about what makes for effective and impactful social change communications.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Action Commitment Exercise 

Use this simple template to capture action commitments at the end of meetings with your partners.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment 

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 resources to help partners get better results, faster. …

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Four Components of a Shared Result that Creates Enduring Change 

A two-page guide that will help collective impact leaders unite their stakeholders and achieve success.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment Group Planning and Discussion Guide 

A set of suggestions and resources to use your Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment feedback to facilitate group discussion aimed at improved stakeholder engagement.

Resource on Aug 13, 2015

The City Accelerator Guide Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government was the first in a series of three Pilot Projects launched in early 2015 to test Living Cities' hypotheses around open-sourcing social change.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.

Resource on Mar 25, 2014

My First Lean Startup Adventure 

Alison Gold took the plunge and applied lean startup methodology to her work with cross-sector partnerships. This case-let highlights what she’s learned.

Resource on Oct 5, 2012

Using Data to Drive Change: A Basic Primer 

We have developed a brief overview of the ways in which we have been thinking about data at Living Cities, and how data can accelerate systems change work.

Resource on Jul 20, 2012

Real-Time Learning at Living Cities: A Case Study 

This case study of developmental evaluation is a part of a body of evaluation that explores how organizations can build real-time learning into their work.

Resource on Nov 22, 2011

Living Cities Integration Initiative Framework 

This document outlines how Living Cities’ signature Integration Initiative was designed to demonstrate how public, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors can work together differently to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in …