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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.

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  • Video and Transcript: Shifting Power with Participatory Grantmaking

    Collective Impact Forum

    July 29, 2021

    We’re sharing a deep dive discussion on the topic of participatory grantmaking that was part of this past spring’s 2021 Collective Impact Action Summit. In this deep dive, we explore what is participatory grantmaking, how is it different from more traditional approaches to philanthropy, and how does this approach shift decision-making power to communities, putting them in charge of funding the solutions they want to see.
  • Video and Transcript: Keynote with Sonya Renee Taylor

    Collective Impact Forum

    July 8, 2021

    In this powerful keynote address from the 2021 Collective Impact Action Summit, author, entrepreneur, poet, and activist Sonya Renee Taylor shares from her book The Body is Not an Apology, and discusses key questions about how we view ourselves and each other, how we judge who is worthy of acceptance and justice, and how we can break out of systems that tell us that the only way to survive is to devalue others.
  • Video and Transcript: Opening Keynote with Rev. Dr. William Barber

    Collective Impact Forum

    June 2, 2021

    In this powerful address from the 2021 Collective Impact Convening, Rev. Dr. William Barber (Repairers of the Breach) issues a call to action to not return to the “normal” of pre-covid, and to recognize the systemic inequities that existed before and contributed to why the pandemic has had such a devastating impact on so many people and communities. Rev. Dr. Barber describes that what’s needed now is for folks to come together, and through the strengths of coalitions, work to challenge these systemic inequities that have existed for too long.
  • Video and Transcript: The Role of Narrative Change in Collective Action

    Collective Impact Forum

    May 26, 2021

    In this dynamic discussion from the 2021 Collective Impact Action Summit, Melody Barnes (Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions) leads a conversation on the importance of narrative in collective social change efforts. Joining Melody are Crystal Echo Hawk (IllumiNative), Rashad Robinson (Color of Change), and Nayantara Sen (Real Food Real Stories.) This discussion is introduced by Sheri Brady (Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions) and includes a poetry performance by Seattle poet, organizer, and attorney Troy Osaki.
  • Building Your Voting Plan

    Collective Impact Forum

    October 8, 2020

    With the U.S. election coming up, creating a plan to vote can be a helpful step to ensure your voice is part of the process. The Forum team, located across the United States, shares how they are prepping to participate in the upcoming election.
  • Ways to Engage Right Now

    Collective Impact Forum

    June 2, 2020

    To our community members, Now is not the time to look away. Especially for those of us who can so easily turn our face from seeing/hearing/feeling the injustice that continues to spread in our communities.
  • The Top Resources of 2018

    Collective Impact Forum

    December 21, 2018

    As we close out the year, we’re excited to share with you 2018’s most popular resources from the Collective Impact Forum. Before we get to that, we want to offer first our gratitude to you. The Collective Impact Forum is a global community (over 25,000 strong and counting), and we want to recognize that the very heart of social change are those who are pushing the work forward every day—with determination, faith, humor, curiosity, resilience, solidarity, hope, and love.
  • Insights from Our Fourth Annual Survey

    Collective Impact Forum

    September 26, 2018

    Earlier this year, the Collective Impact Forum gathered feedback through its fourth annual survey of members with online profiles. The purpose of this survey was to assess the Forum’s progress to date, to understand the current state of our members’ collective impact initiatives, and to collect input on topics of interest for our programming. Thank you to all who responded to the 2018 survey.

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