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Where Can Your Work Have the Most Impact?

Last year I began a series of papers focused on exploring current methods and approaches for Community Innovation - methods that can help changemakers discover and steward opportunities for positive change in communities.

Community Adhesive: A Discussion on the Work of Aristotle and John McKnight

I love reading, unfortunately, I can’t commit to reading one book for an extended period, thus leaving many suspended mid-chapter. Outside of cluttering my nightstand, such a practice allows me to bring a variety of thinkers...

Balancing Doing the Work Fast and Doing the Work Right

Relentless incrementalism is the key to social change. There are many
external influences that, despite how hard we work, will push progress back or catapult it forward. Particularly, the social, economic, and political...
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TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Six: Engaging Stakeholders to Build Movements for Change

Collective Impact is a framework for addressing complex community dilemmas and is most effective when trying to move the needle at a population or systems change scale.  It is not a useful framework when the purpose of the...

TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Five: Evaluating Collective Impact Efforts

Collective Impact is a framework for addressing complex community dilemmas and is most effective when trying to move the needle at a population or systems change scale.  It is not a useful framework when the purpose of the...

WEBINAR | The End of Working Poverty: Strategies

Across the country, over a million families struggle to make ends meet despite working one, two or sometimes even three jobs and have to choose between putting food on the table and paying electrical bills. Now more than...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 175 cities represented by 61 regional partners who are working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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