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Posted by: Abi Ridgway on 10/6/2014

What makes collective impact steering committee meetings a priority for leaders who juggle myriad commitments? In my opinion, F-words – but not the ones you’re thinking of!

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 8/6/2014

by Katie Willse, Chief Program Officer, National Summer Learning Association

Across the nation, community leaders have increasingly recognized the promise of summer to accelerate student learning. But to maximize collective impact and reach the greatest numbers of youth in need, communities must coordinate efforts across sectors, track and share data about existing summer learning opportunities and strengthen partnerships.

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 7/21/2014

By Erin White and Melissa Oomer

Both the consulting and the social sectors use an awful lot of jargon. We (the authors of this blog included) often assume that everyone in a room has the same interpretation of the words we use.

Posted by: Shijie Lu on 6/24/2014

Scope Definition in Collective Impact

If you’ve heard about collective impact, there’s a good chance you also know how collective impact efforts are defined by the existence of a “common agenda.” For collective impact efforts to work, key stakeholders need to have a shared vision for change: including a shared understanding of the problem they are trying to tackle, and what a joint approach to addressing that problem might look like.

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 6/16/2014

By Cara Priestley & Afi Tengue

Let me ask you a question – how often in your collective impact work have you met the community where it is? When was the last time you opened a steering committee meeting in prayer, or held it at the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center or the library of a new urban middle school?

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