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  • Measurements for monitoring community engagement success

    1 month 1 week ago

    Community Discussion|

    I'm hoping not to reinvent the wheel.  Are there designs and/or methods that will help track, monitor and gauge success of a community engagement strategy?  i am developing a strategy and wanting to use a design to track success. 

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  • Backbone support funding

    1 month 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Environment

    Hi Everyone, I manage a collective impact collaborative called the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC), comprised of over 30 informal enviornmental institutions deidcated to making the SF Bay Area the leader in climate education and action. We've been around since 2014 and have had some seed funding to support our work from our parents organzation; however, we've recently...

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  • financial stability

    1 month 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    I have put this request out here once before and nobody responded. I'm hoping there is someone out there with experience that can help guide us through financial stability and collective impact. How does a nonprofit agency fundraise for a collective impact initiative while still keeping funders interested in their own mission? There are only so many dollars available. Does anyone have success...

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  • Backbone Job Description Sought

    1 month 3 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Health and Nutrition

    I am working with an emerging collaboration on public health issues. They may need to hire a "backbone coordinator/leader" position. It's not quite an executive director position as no entity yet exists. Foundations are presently providing staffing support, but there is a chance they'll want to bring in someone with a health background as the collaboration evolves and solidifies. Does anyone have...

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  • Department of Social Services

    2 months 1 week ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    How have people engaged their local DSS offices into their collective impact initiatives? We already have a relationship but are looking for innovative ways to work with them. One key problem is helping them with their point of contact with people.

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Rebecca Kelley supports positive youth development through 4-H, a unique private-public partnership of universities, federal and local government agencies, foundations and professional associations. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within... Read more

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