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  • 2021 Collective Impact Virtual Convening: Call for Session Proposals

    3 days 7 hours ago

    Community Discussion|

    The Collective Impact Forum invites you to propose a session for the 2021 Collective Impact Virtual Convening on April 27-29, 2021. Please submit your proposal using this online form by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 25, 2020. Please read the following information carefully before beginning your submission. You can also access a copy of the session nomination questions, so that you can plan...

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  • Announcing the Collective Impact Peer Learning Lab: New Offering for Collective Impact Practitioners

    6 months 5 days ago

    Community Discussion|Arts and Culture, Community Development, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Employment / Workforce Development, Environment, Health and Nutrition, Homelessness, Opportunity Youth / Disconnected Youth

    The Collective Impact Forum is launching a new program – the “Collective Impact Peer Learning Lab” – to provide a curated peer learning experience across communities engaged in collective impact work.  The goals of the Collective Impact Peer Learning Lab are to: Facilitate ongoing peer learning across sites from different communities  Enable participants at the 2020 Collective...

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  • Quick Poll: Aligning Between Collective Impact Initiatives

    9 months 6 days ago

    Community Discussion|

    Quick Poll: Are there structures and/or processes in place for your collective impact initiative to coordinate with other collective impact initiatives in your region? We are interested in finding out more about the range of ways that initiatives coordinate – including but not limited to: Separate initiatives learning from each other; initiatives sharing relevant working groups, and initiatives...

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  • Tangible Impact from Systems Change

    1 year 3 weeks ago

    Hello, I am looking for a tangible (i.e., measurable) example of how a systems change effort has resulted in impact.  Does anyone know of a good case study?  Even better would be a rigourous evaluation. Thank you!

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  • Call for Sessions for the 2020 Collective Impact Convening: Submissions due Sept. 6

    1 year 1 month ago

    Community Discussion|Arts and Culture, Community Development, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Employment / Workforce Development, Environment, Health and Nutrition, Homelessness, Opportunity Youth / Disconnected Youth, Other

    The Collective Impact Forum invites you to propose a session for the 2020 Collective Impact Convening on May 6-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please submit your proposal using this online form by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 6, 2019. Please read the following information carefully before beginning your submission. You can also access a copy of the session nomination questions, so that you can...

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Paul Schmitz
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I help build the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through my roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. I am also the author of the book, Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where I helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers... Read more

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