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Signs of System Change

Society is beginning to recognize that the problems we face- hunger, homelessness, poverty, disease- are systemic in nature. These problems involve a group of actors, often very different from each other, who each play a role in maintaining status quo (or changing it). Collective impact is an... Read more

New Year's Resolutions Hit Reality

It’s that time of year- in the euphoria of flipping over the calendar, we made new year’s resolutions. The excitement of yearly planning has us all in a tizzy: FSG’s annual retreat is this week, world leaders (and some of our staff) convene for the World Economic Forum, and clients launch new... Read more

Rethinking an African Proverb

I recently came across an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go together.” For the last six months, FSG has been working with stakeholders from around New York State and around the juvenile justice system in a collective impact effort aimed at... Read more