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Creating, sharing, and exchanging knowledge is central to FSG’s mission. Here, in the Knowledge Exchange, you will find ideas, research, and discussions about social impact.     

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The Dawn of System Leadership

Peter Senge, John Kania, Hal Hamilton

The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society’s most intractable problems require a unique type of leader—the system leader, individuals who catalyze collective leadership.

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Roca: System Leadership in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Molly Baldwin, Roca’s founder and CEO, discusses her journey to create systems change.

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How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact

Erin White, Valerie Bockstette, Thaddeus Ferber, Elizabeth Gaines, Karen Pittman

This learning brief provides examples and recommendations of public policies that enable communities to tackle complex social problems using the collective impact approach.

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Evaluating Complexity: Propositions for Improving Practice

Hallie Preskill, Srik Gopal, Katelyn Mack, Joelle Cook

Evaluation propositions to help inform and guide evaluation of complex initiatives or initiatives in complex environments.

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Business Unusual: The B Corps’ Approach to Redefining Success in Business

B Corps use business as a force for good by creating shared value—learn how your organization can get started on this journey.

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Extracting with Purpose

Chile Hidalgo, Kyle Peterson, Dane Smith, Hugh Foley

This report highlights how companies in the oil and gas as well as mining and minerals fields can create shared value in host communities and countries.

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Shared Value in Chile

Marina Pol Longo, Dane Smith, Michael Murray, Arani Kajenthira Grindle

The report is a call to action for Chilean private and public sector and civil society. Chilean companies have a great opportunity to increase their competitiveness and decrease social tensions by developing shared value strategies.

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Valor Compartido en Chile: Incrementando la Competitividad del Sector Privado Resolviendo Problemas Sociales

Marina Pol Longo, Dane Smith, Michael Murray, Arani Kajenthira Grindle

El estudio Valor Compartido en Chile es una llamada a la acción dirigida al sector privado y público y a la sociedad civil en Chile. Al desarrollar estrategias de valor compartido, las empresas chilenas tienen la oportunidad de aumentar su competitividad disminuyendo simultáneamente las tensiones sociales.

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Adapting through Crisis: Lessons from ACHAP’s Contributions to the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Alexandra Geertz, Shijie Lu, Kyle Peterson, Matthew Rehrig, Philippe Sion

This report focuses on the successes, challenges and lessons learned from fifteen years of ACHAP’s efforts combating a national health emergency.

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Too Much Collective, Too Little Impact: Aligning Multiple Initiatives in One Community

The Collective Impact Forum invites you to participate in a webinar series to more deeply explore key topics facing many collective impact practitioners and funders.

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Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World

John Kania, Mark Kramer, Patty Russell

An examination of how philanthropy can strategically navigate the complexities of social change.

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Innovating for Shared Value

Marc Pfitzer, Valerie Bockstette, Mike Stamp, Angela Barmettler

This Harvard Business Review article highlights five new practices that enable companies to innovate for shared value.

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Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

John Kania, Mark Kramer

Collective impact brings actors together and creates the rules of interaction that enable solutions to complex problems to emerge.

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Measuring Shared Value

Michael E. Porter, Greg Hills, Marc Pfitzer, Sonja Patscheke, Elizabeth Hawkins

This article presents a new framework for measuring shared value.

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Evaluating Social Innovation

Hallie Preskill, Tanya Beer

Developmental evaluation offers a new approach to evaluating social innovations in complex, multi-actor, and dynamic environments.

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Creating Shared Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The concept of creating ‘shared value’ focuses on the connections between societal and economic progress and has the power to unleash the next wave of global growth.

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Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Despite the difficulty of getting collective impact efforts off the ground, those involved report a new sense of optimism that dawns early on in the process.

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Collective Impact

Mark Kramer, John Kania

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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Catalytic Philanthropy

Mark Kramer

Despite vast spending, philanthropists have fallen short. What we need: Catalytic Philanthropy.

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Strategy & Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

Moving past generic CSR principles, learn how societal influence is becoming the new frontier of competitive advantage.

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Leading Boldly

Ronald Heifetz, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Foundations can enhance the impact of their traditional approaches to social change by harnessing imaginative and even controversial leadership. This Stanford Social Innovation Review article focuses on how Adaptive Leadership can be applied to complex social challenges.

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Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Mark Kramer, Marcie Parkhurst, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

To achieve the results necessary to solve today's largest social challenges, coordinated evaluation approaches involving multiple stakeholders are required.

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The Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The authors argue that CSR should be a win-win situation – for society and the corporation.

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From Insight to Action: New Directions in Foundation Evaluation

Mark Kramer, Rebecca Graves, Jason Hirschhorn, Leigh Fiske

After a year of research and nearly 100 interviews with foundation leaders and evaluation experts, FSG has released a report that identifies a fundamental transition in the way foundations use evaluation. 

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Volunteering for Impact: Best Practices in International Corporate Volunteering

Greg Hills, Adeeb Mahmud

This report highlights effective practices for international corporate volunteering (ICV) by examining two principal models: local and cross-border volunteering.

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Philanthropy's New Agenda - Creating Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

 If foundations serve only as passive middlemen, as mere conduits for giving, then they fall far short of their potential and of society's expectations of them.

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The Power of Strategic Mission Investing

Mark Kramer, Sarah Cooch

To foster dramatic change, foundations need a fundamentally different approach to mission investing: making mission investments that complement grantmaking.

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Collective Impact

Mark Kramer, John Kania

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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Creating Shared Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The concept of creating ‘shared value’ focuses on the connections between societal and economic progress and has the power to unleash the next wave of global growth.

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Evaluating Social Innovation

Hallie Preskill, Tanya Beer

Developmental evaluation offers a new approach to evaluating social innovations in complex, multi-actor, and dynamic environments.

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Collective Impact Case Study: Partners for a Competitive Workforce

This case study provides an overview of Partners for a Competitive Workforce, a collective impact initiative in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Collective Impact Case Study: Franklin County Communities that Care Coalition

This case study provides an overview of Franklin County Communities that Care Coalition, a collective impact initiative in Rural Franklin County, MA that is focused on reducing youth substance use.

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Collective Impact Case Study: Vibrant Communities

This case study provides an overview of Vibrant Communities, a multi-layer collective impact initiative focused on unleashing the potential of communities across Canada to reduce poverty and ensure a good quality of life for all citizens.

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Collective Impact Case Study: E3 Alliance

This case study provides an overview of E3 Alliance, an education-focused collective impact initiative in central Texas.

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Measuring Shared Value

Michael E. Porter, Greg Hills, Marc Pfitzer, Sonja Patscheke, Elizabeth Hawkins

This article presents a new framework for measuring shared value.

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Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth

Fay Hanleybrown, Kate Tallant, Adria Steinberg, Mimi Corcoran

This report outlines how a collective impact approach can improve outcomes for Opportunity Youth.

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Creating Shared Value in India

Veronica Borgonovi, Simon Meier, Manjari Sharda, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

“Creating shared value” is gaining traction worldwide; examine how companies in India are contributing to inclusive growth – and gaining competitive advantage.

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