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Blythe Butler

Blythe Butler
Blythe’s practice focuses on change management, evaluation, and capacity building to support the development of adaptive learning cultures within organizations and collaboratives. Her current work is focused on the development of several nonprofit sector collaboratives, using network analysis, developmental evaluation and capacity building to improve process (systems) outcomes, inter-organizational outcomes and client-level outcomes.

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Collective Advocacy for Collective Impact

Posted by Blythe Butler on May 2, 2019

Over the last year, the First 2000 Days Network has been striving to address systems change efforts as part of our multi-tiered Theory of Change and our Systemic Change Framework.  Our Network includes what we term ‘change mechanisms’ at multiple levels: individual, community, organization & agency and systems-level – all with the goal of improving outcomes for children and families.

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Learning to Love Complexity

Posted by Blythe Butler on November 3, 2016

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot

Human beings love patterns, certainty, something simple to help manage the messiness and complexities of life. Our hopes for Collective Impact are no different: if we simply apply Collective Impact’s 5 conditions to the social issues we strive to change won’t that be enough?!

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