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Community Engagement Matters (and Upcoming Event and Webcast)

In a new article on Stanford Social Innovation Review, Paul Schmitz of the Collective Impact Forum and Melody Barnes of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions discuss a critical, but often overlooked, component of designing and implementing data-driven efforts: community engagement.

In “Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever),” Barnes and Schmitz share lessons learned from data-driven social change efforts across the U.S., identifying 6 essential factors for effectively building community support. 

Results for America and the Collective Impact Forum will be hosting an informative discussion of the paper and conversation with thought-leaders from philanthropy, policy, and advocacy organizations, including FSG Managing Director John Kania, on March 7 in Washington, D.C. This free event will also be available via webcast.

Read “Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)” >

Learn more about the event > 


Paul Schmitz

Senior Advisor Collective Impact Forum