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  • 2021 Collective Impact Virtual Convening: Call for Session Proposals

    10 months 3 weeks 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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  • Listening Session of Established CI Initiatitve Founders for Fledgling Startups

    1 year 1 month ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    Hi,  My name is Nathan Earl with Ark of Freedom Alliance is South Florida. We have begun mobilizing stakeholders in our region for recruitment to the Steering Committee.  I am reaching out to see if professionals that were involved in the co-founding of any CI initiatives would be interested in participating in a Listening Session for our stakeholders here, locally.  It would be great to hear the...

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

    1 year 4 months 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

    1 year 7 months 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 11 months 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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Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend
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Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend joined the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) in 2005 as a Master’s-level, Ivy League graduate with nearly 20 years of experience in the social work foundation of macro-practice with a concentration in research and nonprofit administration. As President and CEO, Ms. Fulmore-Townsend is appointed the responsibilities of overseeing the organization’s vision, mission and... Read more

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