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On our blog, Collective Impact Forum staff, partners, and guest contributors share the latest learning, innovations, and stories from the field.
  • Video and Transcript: Complementary or in Conflict? Community Organizing and Collective Impact

    Collective Impact Forum

    July 24, 2017

    This past May, over 800 hundred attendees and hundreds more online viewers joined us for the livestream event Complementary or in Conflict? Community Organizing and Collective Impact, a keynote and panel discussion at the 2017 Collective Impact Convening in Boston. The Collective Impact Forum is excited to share with you the video from this livestream event, as well as a transcript of the keynote remarks by Marshall Ganz (Harvard Kennedy School), with introductory remarks by Monique Miles (Aspen Forum for Community Solutions.) We have also included tweets below from attendees and livestream viewers who shared their thoughts during the session.
  • Top Resources of 2016

    Collective Impact Forum

    December 20, 2016

    As we reflect on 2016, we want to share four key areas that stood out for the Collective Impact Forum community. Read to see the Forum’s most-read resources for the year.
  • 2015's Most Popular Forum Blogs and Resources

    Collective Impact Forum

    December 22, 2015

    The New Year is a great time for reflection and often, a much needed opportunity for rejuvenation. (You can find some excellent self-care recommendations over at Nonprofit with Balls. We’re big fans of the “no email during the holidays” rule.) For our last blog of the year, we’re excited to share the Collective Impact Forum’s most popular reads and resources for 2015.
  • 10 Lessons Learned from Engaging the Business Community in Collective Impact

    Collective Impact Forum

    July 14, 2015

    Below are some lessons learned from private sector leaders and other community leaders who are actively engaged in collective impact. These lessons were drafted by Kori Reed, Vice President of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, in advance of the breakout session that Campbell Soup Company’s Kim Fortunato moderated with Reed and other leaders on the topic of, “When and How to Engage the Private Sector in Collective Impact” during the Collective Impact Convening in May 2015 in New Orleans.
  • Equity Matters in Collective Impact

    Collective Impact Forum

    June 8, 2015

    Last month, over 1,600 viewers from 25 countries and 46 U.S. states joined us for the livestream event Equity Matters in Collective Impact, a keynote and panel discussion at the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans that focused on the necessity to include an equity lens within collective impact work, regardless of the social issue.
  • 2014’s Top Collective Impact Resources

    Collective Impact Forum

    December 12, 2014

    We’re excited to share with you some of the “top” reads for the year from the Collective Impact Forum--the year’s most downloaded reports, the most popular posts, and the most accessed tools from our resource library. As we gear up for 2015, we look forward to sharing even more resources with you and finding more ways to support you and your social change work
  • Presenting: Collective Insights on Collective Impact, Nine New Articles on Collective Impact

    Collective Impact Forum

    August 13, 2014

    Today, we are delighted to share a compilation of nine new articles about collective impact with you. Sponsored and curated by the Collective Impact Forum, Collective Insights for Collective Impact, which appears in Stanford Social Innovation Review's fall issue, shares cutting-edge thinking from 22 practitioners, funders, community organizers, and thought-leaders.
  • A Mayor’s View: The Effect of Collective Impact Initiatives on City Hall

    Collective Impact Forum

    August 12, 2014

    In our journey to explore and learn more about the role of municipal government in collective impact initiatives we had a wonderful opportunity at our most recent Integration Initiative Learning Community convening to interview former three-term Mayor of Minneapolis, MN, R.T. Rybak, who is now a part-time Senior Advisor to Living Cities. As mayor, R.T. participated in several collective impact initiatives focusing on an array of issues including youth violence, transportation expansion, education reform, and chronic homelessness. Below are some highlights from our insightful conversation with R.T. To learn more from R.T.’s experience, watch a highlight video of the conversation, below.
  • Working Across Sectors Creates More Opportunity for America’s Youth

    Collective Impact Forum

    July 25, 2014

    By Melody Barnes - Just over a year ago, I stood on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival to announce 21 communities across the country that were selected for inclusion in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), an initiative of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund awarded grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education and employment opportunities for young people disconnected from work and school.

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