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Collective Impact

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

Brussels Sprouts and Collective Impact

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In my family, Thanksgiving is a big gathering with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, second cousins and friends of all of the above. I can picture the scene - twenty or thirty people sitting at long folding tables, wonderful smells coming... Read more

Lifting the Veil...to See Your Own Face

Why do companies say they are responsible, but then act differently? Is it lip service, green washing, and double-speak? Or does this happen for a different reason?

The answer is that most companies are less sinister than skeptics might think, but often they don’t know what they don’t... Read more

Unrest in Our Schools

As protests rage and political powers are overthrown in the Middle East, we are seeing a similar battle ensuing at home. In Madison, New York City and Philadelphia, angry voices are taking sides over our schools.  While citizens in Egypt, Libya and Bahrain are rising up against institutions that... Read more

The FSG Experience, the Second Decade

While we write and speak about “better ways to solve social problems,” we rarely write about ourselves. Stack it up to our love of ideas or a dash of humility – we’re more likely to share the newest idea related to school turnaround than what goes on behind the scenes at FSG. Yet, one of the... Read more

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