On our blog, Collective Impact Forum staff, partners, and guest contributors share the latest learning, innovations, and stories from the field.
  • 6 Steps to Take When You’ve Been Equity Bombed

    Erin Okuno

    August 24, 2015

    It can be a painful experience to hear that someone isn’t happy with our work. Many of us working in non-profits, government, or in collective impact efforts do this work because we want to see positive changes in our communities and when someone questions our intention or work it can feel like a blow to the work and the cause. But it is important to put on our wading boots and jump into the conversation.
  • Dodging Equity Bombs and Avoiding "Fakequity"

    Erin Okuno

    June 18, 2015

    My question is, “How are you defining equity?” I ask because it feels like we have different definitions. I define equity as elevating the voices of those most impacted by disparities, often people and communities of color, and then working to close disparity gaps. It means removing barriers and acknowledging that different groups need different services to have a fair playing field.