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Video: Equity Matters in Collective Impact


At the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans, Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink presented the keynote address, Equity Matters in Collective Impact, that focused on the necessity to include an equity lens within collective impact work, regardless of the social issue... Read more

FSG Jun 16, 2015

Collective Impact, Privilege, and Empathy

Collective impact is a promising approach for addressing complex problems – those which are ever-changing, interconnected, and cannot be solved by a single actor.

Right now, there is a great conversation about the importance of equity issues within the context of multi-stakeholder... Read more

Rethink Who You Call an Expert

Have you ever been called an expert? If you are reading this post, chances are you have. It may have been by a colleague, a boss, a client, a professor…or maybe, by a parent. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes get an uneasy feeling when I am referred to as an “expert.” People usually mean... Read more

Cultural Competence in Evaluation

Recently, I had a fortuitous discussion with a dean from a reputable medical school in the east coast who asserted that culture accounted for “almost nothing” in suicide prevention programs and that, for instance, issues pertaining to ethnic culture, were “a wash.” To him, there were no... Read more