Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Nov 10, 2015

Don’t Get Caught In The “Bermuda Triangle” of Cross-Sector Partnerships 

Cross-sector partnerships get stuck in not one, but THREE common places that stifle their effectiveness and success.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 10, 2015

Four Ways To Use Our New Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment as a Tool to Stren… 

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 resour…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 23, 2015

What Makes a Just City? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

A weekly roundup of articles and information explores topics related to urban opportunity, justice and data.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Oct 22, 2015

Data = Relationships 

Four ways data can build and strengthen relationships for your cross-sector partnership.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Oct 20, 2015

How to Successfully Plan for Collective Impact 

After a year of planning, we are proud to announce an expansion of The Integration Initiative and share three things we learned along the way.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 16, 2015

The Most Innovative: #GoodReads from the Living Cities Network  

A number of exciting announcements and innovations from the Living Cities Network dropped this week.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Oct 15, 2015

Journey to Results: Rapid Reflections from Day 2 of the Integration Initiative … 

The eight site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Dallas, TX to explore how to use data to drive results - starting with a conversation about racial equity.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Oct 14, 2015

Journey to Results: Rapid Reflections from Day 1 of the Integration Initiative … 

The eight site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Dallas, TX to explore how to use data to drive results.

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Oct 7, 2015

Journey to Results: Using Data to Drive Decisions 

During our upcoming Learning Community, partnerships in the Integration Initiative will leverage local data to drive decisions. Two New York Times articles set the stage for that conversation.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 28, 2015

World Leaders Agree on Sustainable Development Goals: And other #GoodReads from… 

This week's round-up of reading recommendations highlights steps being taken improve the lives of low-income people -- from Pope Francis' call to address poverty and inequality, to efforts to accompl…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Sep 24, 2015

The Collective Impact Funders' Manifesto  

With football season starting, Ty Boyea-Robinson decided to use her fantasy football skills to create a Manifesto that will build successful relationship between collective impact funders and grantee…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 10, 2015

How Can We Recapture the Spirit of Community Engagement that Built America? 

Our CEO Ben Hecht asks what it will take to effectively engage people and communities in order to dramatically improve results for low-income people, especially people of color, faster.

Blog Post Kirsten Wysen on Sep 8, 2015

Don’t Succumb to the Siren Song of Outcomes Without the Guidance of a North Star 

When you think of outcomes as mile-markers on your journey to a shared result, you can better design solutions that get dramatically better results, system wide.

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Sep 1, 2015

Effective Collective Impact Starts with a Clear, Common Purpose  

Effective collective impact must start with a clear, common purpose developed through an open process that brings around the table all of the players necessary for true impact and results.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Aug 24, 2015

'Saving Gotham: Transforming America’s Cities' at South-by-Southwest 2016 

Living Cities wants to share our experiences and lessons at South-by-Southwest Interactive 2016. Your vote will determine if our session gets selected.

Blog Post Laura Ravinder on Aug 20, 2015

How Newark’s Collective Impact Initiative Thrived From Booker to Baraka 

Political transitions test the strength of local collective impact efforts. Learn how Newark's initiative survived and thrived as Mayor Cory Booker left office and Mayor Ras Baraka stepped in.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Aug 12, 2015

Results Based Accountability Offers a Disciplined Way to Improve Decision-Makin… 

Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities can use to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and the community as a whole.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 4, 2015

The Data Divide: How to Navigate Big Data for Equitable Transit Oriented Develo… 

The first in a series of four posts from The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-in…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on Aug 4, 2015

The Challenge of “Necessary but Not Sufficient” in Introducing Racial Equity to… 

Foundations talking with grantees about racial equity is a major challenge in philanthropy. Living Cities offers some lessons learned from a recent event with grantees.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jul 31, 2015

#GoodReads: Partners Find Strategies for Change Greater Than the Sum of Their P… 

A look at how our members and partners in the field are blending and applying three strategies that we believe are core to achieving dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Jul 30, 2015

Access to Capital: One of the Keys to Prosperity 

Access to capital is key for entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses. Now, a new financial product piloted in Albuquerque, NM may help lower barriers to accessing capital for historically marginali…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 30, 2015

The Three Data Challenges of Each Sector 

The private, public and nonprofit sectors each have unique challenges that make collecting and analyzing data hard.

Blog Post Colleen Dawicki on Jul 29, 2015

Looking Back as We Forge Ahead: Lessons from the First Year of the Working Citi… 

As the Working Cities Challenge prepares to extend the opportunity to compete to additional Massachusetts cities, the team reflect on lessons learned from the first round of the Challenge.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jul 28, 2015

#BensTake: Change Isn’t the Greatest Political Challenge; Sustaining It Is 

What does it take to sustain change that gets dramatically better results for low-income people? Living Cities CEO reacts to an op-ed by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor, Antanas Mockus.