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Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 2/19/2014

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, and the Tamarack Institute, recently hosted our first three-day workshop of 2014 for collective impact backbone leaders. The event took place in San Francisco, with over 250 backbone leaders across the country and world. And, while Champions for Change in 2013 was tailored to mature collective impact initiatives, this year's workshop was open to all initiatives, regardless of where they were in the collective impact process.

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 2/3/2014
In a recent FSG webinar discussion on collective impact in health Christy Reeves, director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Dr. Victoria Rogers, director of Let's Go! in Maine, and Karen Ordinans, executive director of the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin joined FSG’s John Kania to explore how collective impact initiatives are creating impact to increase health and well-being in their communities.

This is the last post in a 3-part blog series in which all four continue the discussion, answering questions submitted by webinar participants on how broad cross-sector coordination can be effective in addressing the continuing complexity of the health space. In this post, Christy, Karen, and Tory provide additional details on their experiences and initiatives, and FSG discusses the backbone role.

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 1/27/2014
In a recent FSG webinar discussion on collective impact in health Christy Reeves, director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Dr. Victoria Rogers, director of Let's Go! in Maine, and Karen Ordinans, executive director of the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin joined FSG’s John Kania to explore how collective impact initiatives are creating impact to increase health and well-being in their communities.

This is the second post in a 3-part blog series in which all four continue the discussion, answering questions submitted by webinar participants on how broad cross-sector coordination can be effective in addressing the continuing complexity of the health space. In this post, Christy discusses additional details about the Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana initiative and FSG discusses the coordination of multiple backbones.

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 1/27/2014

by Emily Tow Jackson, Executive Director, The Tow Foundation

In 2011, transformational change was needed in order to dramatically reform the New York State juvenile justice system. A large state with a hopelessly complicated system that served tens of thousands of young people each year, it was woefully in need of a plan. Facilities were dangerous and unsafe for both youth and staff, all youth over the age of 15 were automatically sent to the adult system, and state, county and city leadership were not working together toward any unified goals. How could such a challenge be addressed?

Posted by: FSG Collective Impact on 1/22/2014
In a recent FSG webinar discussion on collective impact in health Christy Reeves, director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Dr. Victoria Rogers, director of Let's Go! in Maine, and Karen Ordinans, executive director of the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin joined FSG’s John Kania to explore how collective impact initiatives are creating impact to increase health and well-being in their communities.

This is the first post in a 3-part blog series in which all four continue the discussion, answering questions submitted by webinar participants on how broad cross-sector coordination can be effective in addressing the continuing complexity of the health field. In this post, Karen and Tory discuss additional details about each of their initiatives.


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