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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: 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?

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.

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