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.

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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.

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…

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Revitalizing America's Neighborhoods 

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.

Blog Post Lauren Greenawalt on Jul 22, 2015

How to Engage New Allies in Racial Equity Work  

Engaging new allies in racial equity work requires strong and effective communication of why eliminating structural disparities is important. This blog provides three tips of how to do so.

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.

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Jul 20, 2015

Results and Accountability in a Complex World 

Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Jul 9, 2015

How Can We All Work Together to Address Poverty and Inequality? 

Our New Urban Practice Summit video shows leaders, dreamers, and doers co-creating solutions to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people.

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Alison Gold 

When at Living Cities Alison was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capture and share what Living Cities is learning from all of its grants, investments, programs and research.

Blog Post Kate Hanisian on Jul 8, 2015

Design Thinking in Collective Impact  

A design thinking approach can help collective impact initiatives synthesize complex issues and deeply engage stakeholders in their work.

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on May 28, 2015

#BensTake: Early Reflections from Our Work to Co-Create a New Urban Practice to… 

Our CEO shares his big takeaways from our #NewUrbanPractice Summit that brought together leaders, dreamers and doers for an active process of co-design around what it will take to dramatically improv…

Blog Post Dan Duncan on May 26, 2015

Relationships and Trust: The Second Core Component of Effective Collective Impa… 

The second in a series of blogs on collective impact and community engagement focuses on relationship and trust building.

Blog Post Carly Rospert on May 13, 2015

Excellence with Equity 

Implementing collective impact in a quality way means actively working to make systems more equitable and closing disparities in achievement.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Apr 28, 2015

Entrepreneurship for Social Change: Foresight, Courage and Persistence 

Harnessing social entrepreneurship can change inefficient systems and create large-scale change.