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  • Resources for Collective Impact Coaching and Technical Assistance

    2 months 1 week ago

    Community Discussion|Arts and Culture, Community Development, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Employment / Workforce Development, Environment, Health and Nutrition, Homelessness, Opportunity Youth / Disconnected Youth

    Do you need support building your capacity or your partners’ capacity to effectively plan and implement collective impact? Are you looking for help making the case to funders and partners about the impact of collective impact? If so, the Collective Impact Forum and several of our national field-building partners are available to provide collective impact coaching and technical assistance for you...

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  • Forum Staff Holiday - Dec. 22 - Jan. 2, 2017

    2 months 4 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|

    Greetings, Forum members! The Forum team wanted to take a moment and wish you all Happy Holidays and a Fantastic New Year! (And for all of you hard at work on your collective impact efforts, we hope this end-of-year time will be a good time to take a break and relax, reflect, and recharge!) The Forum team will also be recharging over the New Year from Dec. 22 through January 2. The Forum site...

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  • Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund 2017 Request for Applications

    3 months 3 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Community Development

    Hello, Forum members! We're delighted to share the below request for applications from the Citi Foundation. Deadline for submissions is December 18, 2017. The Citi Foundation has announced the expansion of the Community Progress Makers Fund, through an investment of an additional $20 million in leading nonprofit organizations across six U.S. cities.  Building upon the success of the first 40...

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  • Seeking CI Consultant

    3 months 3 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Health and Nutrition

    Hi All: I am new to the Forum and looking for a consultant to help my organization skill build on Collective Impact. We are experiencing a very serious suicide issue in our community and are using CI to help respond as a community. I have attached our our RFP and would be appreciative of any recommendations you have for us.

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  • Legal agreements - multilateral/joint venture with non-profits/charities

    3 months 3 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|

    I’m interested if anyone has experience or knowledge using joint venture or other types of multilateral agreements to provide funding to partner organizations.  The partners will provide services/supports to the community as part of the collective impact initiative.  Partners organizations are charities and non-profits.    Thanks! Josh

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Meet Collective Impact Practitioners

Chris Thompson
backbone organization, funder of initiatives
My mission is to help leaders develop their collaborative leadership skills so they can catalyze enduring, positive community change and to help communities develop, implement and sustain effective collaborations.

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Backbone Infrastructure, Common Agenda, Communication, Community Engagement, Continuous Communication, Evaluation, Governance, Leadership Development, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Resource Development / Fundraising, Shared Measurement, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Planning

You can help me with:

Identifying examples of sustained positive change within workforce systems, job creation systems, and job access systems (infrastructure, growth patterns)