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.
Lessons and resources from Albuquerque around sustaining cross-sector work through a mayoral transition.
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?
Our new Managing Director of the Catalyst Loan Funds reflects on her first couple of months at Living Cities, sharing her thoughts on how those in the investment world can more effectively collaborat…
Burnout is all too common in organizations working for social change. How can the social sector put self-care into practice?
In this second post of a two-part series on cross-sector partnerships, we examine trends at different stages of cross-sector partnership development, and what they might mean for your work.
In this first post of a two-part series, we present the trends that emerged from our Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment tool, based on our analysis of over 750 responses from partnerships in the fie…
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.
Watch excerpts from an expert discussion about promising employment practices that help low-income people get on a path to economic security.
Living Cities unveils our 25 Disruptive Leaders list, recognizing remarkable individuals who are shaking up the status quo and creating new approaches to address our nation’s most stubborn challenges…
Philanthropy has acted boldly in Detroit to re-imagine the city’s future, and has contributed to a larger conversation in cities across the nation about how we can collectively confront and overcome …
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.
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 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.
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.
In light of recent criticism of collective impact, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson addresses the promise of collective impact as a tool for change, and the hard work it takes to wield the tool effectively.
Public health departments are getting more involved in cross-sector partnerships—here are seven ways public health professionals can help your work.
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!
Four Collective Impact practitioner leaders share their ongoing work, lessons learned and insights in 10-15 minute videos.
Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social 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…
Think icebreakers are touchy-feely? Think again. The right icebreaker can profoundly change the tone of a meeting.