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  • Forum Staff Holiday - December 24 - January 1

    5 months 14 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?

    6 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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  • Consider CI for our youth violence prevention consortium

    8 months 3 weeks ago

    I work with a county health department that got a grant in 2014 to develop a youth violence prevention initiative. The grant ended last year and I've been brought in to help create sustainability and build capacity, particularly with the community consortium that was formed. We began a strategic planning process in May and are beginning to think about setting establishing objectives when I came...

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  • Looking for potential speakers for CI training in Connecticut, US

    10 months 1 week ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    Hi, I am working for a backbone organization that is considering bringing in a speaker to train our project partners in collective impact. Nothing is definite right now, but I thought this may be a good place to start if anyone has any recommendations for speakers in or near Connecticut.  Thank you, Lindsay

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  • Explaining Collective Impact

    10 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi. My name is Zeb Gordon and a University Student who's been tasked with explaining Collective Impact to a group in a leadership position. Are there any resources that would be helpful for a beginner to learn how to explain this concept. Thank you for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Zeb

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Chris Thompson
backbone organization, funder of initiatives
My mission is to help leaders develop their collaborative leadership skills so they can catalyze enduring, positive community change and to help communities develop, implement and sustain effective collaborations.

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Backbone Infrastructure, Common Agenda, Communication, Community Engagement, Continuous Communication, Evaluation, Governance, Leadership Development, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Resource Development / Fundraising, Shared Measurement, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Planning

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Identifying examples of sustained positive change within workforce systems, job creation systems, and job access systems (infrastructure, growth patterns)