Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Apr 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Hiring Initiative Directors 

Hiring for the unique job of leading a collective impact initiative can be complicated. These tips and lessons learned from current initiative directors can help!

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 Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Bradford Frost on Apr 4, 2016

The Evolution of Collective Impact in Detroit 

After five years as part of The Integration Initiative, the Detroit Corridor Initiative will move forward by working with Living Cities on their capital strategies.

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.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 30, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Partnership Leaders Explain Their Work 

Four Collective Impact practitioner leaders share their ongoing work, lessons learned and insights in 10-15 minute videos.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 24, 2016

Just Do It TOGETHER: Rapid Reflections from Day 2 of the Integration Initiative… 

The seven site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Washington, DC to explore how they can get dramatically better results for low-income people TOGETHER.

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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System 

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 21, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (March Edition) 

A new blog series shares what Living Cities’ Collective Impact team is learning about how to best support practitioners and implement the principles of collective impact.

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Mar 18, 2016

Achieving Change: Just Do It TOGETHER 

Integration Initiative partners will come together for a "Learning Community" to mobilize and energize each other, and work toward eliminating barriers to economic opportunity for their residents.

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.

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Systems Change 

Shifting decision-making processes, policies, and resources to produce dramatically better outcomes for citizens at scale.

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Mar 15, 2016

Applying a Racial Equity and Inclusion Lens to Collective Impact 

Racial equity and inclusion are integral to collective impact’s core principles. Partnerships must make a commitment to applying a racial equity and inclusion lens throughout its work, in order to ac…

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

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

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 9, 2016

Four Key Elements Are Needed to Remake Economic Development 

The new framework for economic development proposed by Brookings' Amy Liu should be taken as a vital call to action. Four elements, in particular, have proven to be crucial to building a future of sh…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 1, 2016

Meet 10 Cities in Massachusetts Aiming for Change  

An introduction to the ten Massachusetts cities that are working to change systems and improve the lives of low-income people through the design phase in the second round of the Working Cities Challe…

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Brittany Ramos DeBarros 

Brittany provides programmatic support to the external field building work of the Collective Impact team at Living Cities. She also supports the Working Cities Challenge.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Feb 29, 2016

#GoodReads: Environmental Racism, Inequality and A Path Forward  

The water contamination tragedy in Flint, MI underscores the importance of addressing issues at the root of the crisis. Our staff share three articles that highlight perspectives on inequality and po…

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Fitchburg's Re-Imagine North of Main Initiative takes a holistic approa… 

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Feb 26, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Icebreakers 

Think icebreakers are touchy-feely? Think again. The right icebreaker can profoundly change the tone of a meeting.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Feb 19, 2016

Five Questions for Armeather Gibbs of the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge 

We sat down with Armeather Gibbs, director the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge, a Boston Federal Reserve Bank initiative that aims to improve the lives of low-income residents by encouraging cr…

Blog Post Nancy Zimpher on Feb 11, 2016

Want to Achieve Collective Impact? Accept That There Is an “I” in Team 

In order to achieve impact at scale, it will come down to individuals changing their behavior to achieve a community-level goal.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Jan 28, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Free Collaboration Tools 

Four tried-and-true, free tools that simplify the administrative work behind managing cross-sector partnerships well. Take advantage of this technology to make collaboration just a little easier.