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  • Survey for Impact Organization to Assess Customer Needs

    3 weeks 6 days ago

    Hello to the Collective Impact Forum community! I am working with Pact Zimbabwe, whose mission is to create a better future for all those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. To better assess the needs and demands of impact institutions, we request you to take a short survey on Capacity Building Trainings. This survey will help us understand how PACT can assist and empower your...

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  • Join our Team - Hiring a Bright Beginnings Program Lead

    4 weeks 1 day ago

    Community Discussion|Employment / Workforce Development

    POSITION: Bright Beginnings Lead (employee of First 5 Monterey County -- reports to co-chairs of the Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative and the Monterey County Children’s Council).   This position provides leadership and strategic management for the Bright Beginnings Initiative as a whole, coordinating partners and mobilizing the community to achieve shared goals, while...

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  • Consultant for strategic planning of a statewide CI initiative?

    1 month 1 day ago

    Hello!  I am in search of consulatants who would be interested in working with a state wide community development organization in West Virginia to craft a strategic plan for CI implementation.  As the backbone organization we are interested in utilizing the CI model to improve collaboration and impact of community development efforts. Who is doing this type of work?  Thanks for your time,  Eric

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  • Forum Staff Holiday - December 24 - January 1

    4 months 9 hours ago

    Community Discussion|

    The Forum team will also be recharging over the New Year from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. The Forum site will still be active and the resource library is still open for downloading and viewing articles, tools, videos, and podcasts, but those of us behind the curtain will be on break. This means the moderation of Forum posts will be delayed, as well as hearing back from staff...

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  • Project Management Software?

    5 months 1 day ago

    Community Discussion|Education and Youth

    Hi all! I'm a little over six months in to managing a new early childhood initiative in my community, and thinking some project managment assistance would be a good thing at this point. Does anyone have a project managment software tool you're using that you really love and would be willing to chat about and recommend? Thank you!!  

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I am currently an Innovation Fellow at The Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact at Georgetown University and a Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum. I am the former CEO of Public Allies, author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and a member of The White House Council on Community Solutions where I led our effort on collective impact. I currently serve... Read more

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