Resource on Sep 11, 2017

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color [INFOGRAPHIC] 

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Resource on Jan 4, 2017

Beyond Grantmaking: Living Cities’ Effort to Inform and Influence the Broader Field 

A report evaluating Living Cities' influence in the broader field.

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

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 Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Chelsea Thrives Initiative Seeks to Tackle Public Safety 

Resource on Mar 17, 2016

Webinar: Lessons from 500+ Cross-Sector Partnerships 

This webinar identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships and collective impact initiatives face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work.

Resource on Feb 26, 2016

Meeting Icebreakers 

Think Icebreakers are touchy-feely? Think again! The right icebreaker can profoundly change the tone of a meeting. Our "Meeting Icebreaker" resource provides a list of recommended icebreakers that can help you build a positive team culture.

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 10, 2015

Wedding Seating Chart Exercise 

This short and simple exercise is designed to help cross-sector partnerships think through who they should be engaging, and in what ways, in order to achieve their shared result.

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 Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation 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 Dec 9, 2013

The Itasca Project: Insights From solving Problems Through Cross-Sector Partnerships 

This case study of The Itasca Project is part of a body of research that explores what makes a cross-sector partnerships successful.

Resource on Oct 2, 2013

Harnessing the Economic Power of Anchor Institutions: Lessons Learned through Living Citi… 

Over the past three years, Living Cities has been testing the hypothesis that anchor institutions can play a significant role in creating economic opportunity in cities. This report highlights key lessons and questions from that work.

Resource on Sep 11, 2013

What Barriers? Insights from Solving Problems through Cross-Sector Partnerships 

In this paper, Living Cities offers a strategic framework for cross-sector partnerships including describing and defining the traits that make up a strong foundation, factors that influence success, and behaviors of high-impact efforts.

Resource on Aug 8, 2013

At the Table: Volume 4 

Our fourth *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work.

Resource on Jul 11, 2013

Webinar: How to Create Good, Local Jobs by Scaling Business Enterprises 

Living Cities' webinar will discuss how Inner City Advisors' is forging a new path for economic growth, proving that racial, gender and economic inclusion foster stronger economies.

Resource on May 21, 2013

McKinsey & Co. and Living Cities Research on Trends in US Cities 

This report with McKinsey & Co and Living Cities covers five major trends that are affecting US cities and identifies how cities are responding to these trends

Resource on Feb 19, 2013

Summary of Anchor Institutions Design Lab: Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies for Har… 

This report examines how anchor institutions can realize their full potential in terms of generating economic activity and opening up opportunity for low income people.

Resource on Feb 14, 2013

Advancing Anchor Procurement Strategies: Early Findings and Next Steps for the Field 

Through their hiring, purchasing and other activities, anchors generate billions of dollars in economic activity with the potential to benefit low-income people directly. In order to achieve population-level results, anchors must be part of a broade…