We talked to Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons learned from past regional efforts in the US.
As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…
Lessons and resources from Albuquerque around sustaining cross-sector work through a mayoral transition.
Lessons learned about backbones from 4 years of the Working Cities Challenge.
Through a decade of place-based work, we've gathered these tools and lessons for bringing community voice into the collective impact model. How can these apply to your own work?
How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?
How the City is lowering barriers for business owners of color and local businesses to compete for city contracts, and growing the economic pie for all residents.
I challenge collective impact teams working in service of better results for people, especially people who have been marginalized for generations, to consider this formula as a frame to guide their w…
Burnout is all too common in organizations working for social change. How can the social sector put self-care into practice?
This video shares lessons learned on data access and privacy, sourcing and policy.
Living Cities launched the Blended Catalyst Fund, to invest in and test innovative approaches to solving urban problems. Here is some of what we learned through raising the Fund.
When things go wrong in a PFS project—and they most likely will—it’s the quality of the partners’ collaboration that determines whether the project stays on track toward better outcomes for low-incom…
The fifth step to using data for collective impact is committing to action to change behavior. These resources will help you move your partners to action.
So you have your measures and outcomes all laid out. Now what? Assess what data you have, what data you need, and what data you hope to create over time using this handy spreadsheet.
Want to build a feedback culture? Use this fast, simple U.S. Army process to reflect, capture learning, and improve how your partnership works together over time.
The fourth step to using data for collective impact is discussing data with partners to determine what the data are telling you. These resources will help you facilitate these conversations.
Wealth or meaning? Values-Driven Entrepreneurs don't make the choice: they do well BY doing good. And Tynesia Boyea-Robinson believes that with enough proof-points, they can change the way the world …
The third step to using data for collective impact is presenting data in a way to facilitate behavior change. These resources will help you determine the best way to present your data.
How do you know when a city's civic infrastructure needs improvement? And what can be done? The Boston Fed is asking asking the people who know their cities best.
After a long week of national pain and mourning, it seems that the only solution to the violence in our country is to slowly come together and end the divisiveness all around us.
Finding time to reflect on your initiative’s progress as you go is tough! Dashboards provide a simple way to add some structure to your reflection so you can focus on what needs improvement.
The second step to using data for collective impact is finding the data your partnership needs. These resources will help you navigate the complexities of data access.