Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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.

Thank you for being a part of the growing Forum community (now 14,000 strong!), and we wish you a very Happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2016!

Most Read Blogs of 2015

1. Three Steps for Advancing Equity through Collective Impact

From disaggregating data to embedding equity into your backbone structure, Juan Sebastian Arias (Living Cities) and Sheri Brady (Aspen Forum for Community Solutions) highlight key practices you can do to advance equity within your collective impact wo

2. Equity Matters in Collective Impact

In this powerful keynote address from the 2015 Collective Impact Convening, Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink) shares how imperative it is that collective impact initiatives strive to help all community members reach their full potential.

3. How to Partner for Impact: The Nuts and Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts

How do we get started aligning collective impact efforts? Karen Pittman (The Forum for Youth Investment) shares strategies on how to engage and align with other collective impact initiatives in your community.

4. The Three Elements of Continuous Learning: Priorities, Plans, and Culture

The practice of continuous learning is often cited as one of the integral ingredients needed for the success of a collective impact effort. Efrain Gutierrez (FSG) discusses a framework and the three key elements needed to encourage continuous learning within collective impact wo

5. Applying An Equity Mirror to Collective Impact

Collective Impact Forum Senior Advisor Paul Schmitz shares key steps to better recognize inequities within your collective impact effort and help shift your social change work forward.


Most Popular Resources of 2015

1. Collective Impact Shared Resources

2. Tools for Backbones

3. Putting Community in Collective Impact

4. Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact

5. Sample Strategies for Pursuing a Common Agenda


Most Popular Video of the Year

Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact

Otherwise known as the video that explains collective impact in just two minutes. And yes, you can find it on YouTube as well.


What are your fave resources of the year?

Share with us your favorite reads, resources, and tools in the comments! (And Happy New Year!)