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  • Collective Impact Accelerator: Using Data for Advancing Progress in Collective Impact (Apply by July 26)

    9 months 4 weeks 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

    You are invited to participate in a 12-month action learning cohort focused on using data for advancing progress in collective impact. The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is developing a “Collective Impact Accelerator” to improve how collective impact funders, backbone teams, and other partners use data to learn and strengthen...

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  • Community Engagement Strategies

    10 months 1 week ago

    Looking for ways ideas to effectively engage the community around ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed: Paycheck to Paycheck Population) issues.  Looking for the following: 1. Ways in which to identify community leaders or representatives and how to avoid pitfalls of power dynamics  2. Capacity Building programs for community members to engage successfully 3. Ways in which to avoid...

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  • Indigenous Collective Impact Backbone Organisations

    10 months 2 weeks ago

    kia ora from New Zealand, we recently attended the CI Convening in Chicago.   Thank you for the learning we now have brought back to our organisation and community.   We are a tribally based indigenous organisation that is piloting a formalised form of CI.    It is inherent in our legacy that we work best with others to achieve better outcomes.    We now need to ensure that we capture the impact...

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  • Feedback needed for research on the role of Continuous Communication in CI.

    11 months 2 weeks ago

    Please take a short, confidential survey about the role of continuous communication in collective impact. This research looks at how projects leverage communications and will use your feedback, along with scholarly research to provide practical tips on how projects can elevate communications to a strategic level to support project goals. The survey is open to steering committee members, project...

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  • Survey for Impact Organization to Assess Customer Needs

    1 year 1 week 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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Paul Schmitz
funder community of practice, technical assistance provider / consultant
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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