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  • Achieving Permanent Housing for Denver’s Chronically Homeless Population

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    Our Blended Catalyst Fund is helping to scale the Pay for Success field.At Living Cities, Pay for Success (PFS) is a…

  • Want to Achieve Collective Impact? Accept That There Is an “I” in Team

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    In order to achieve impact at scale, individual actions are an essential part of the mix.Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor…

  • #BensTake: Technology as an Accelerant for Change in 2016

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    Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very…

  • Why Economic Growth Lags: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities

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    A weekly round-up of articles and information that you won't want to miss!Start your week off with #GoodReads that…

  • Collective Impact #ToolBox: Free Collaboration Tools

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    Four tried-and-true, free tools that simplify the administrative work behind managing cross-sector partnerships well. Take advantage of this technology…

  • Aligning Allies and Contributions: Using Results Based Accountability to Create Collective Impact

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    Albuquerque Integration Initiative partners value Results Based Accountability as a roadmap to take action, and join together in responsibility,…

  • #BensTake: Cities as an Accelerant for Change in 2016

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    Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very…

  • Vote with Your Investment Dollars: And Other #GoodReads

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    This week's round-up of articles, videos and other timely information covers promising ideas and fresh perspectives on capital innovation.This…

  • Lessons on Supporting Cohorts to Get Low-Income Youth into Good Jobs

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    Three lessons on how funders can support cohorts to help low-income youth get on a path to self-sufficiency.A big…

  • Cities Big and Small Tackle Social Challenges in 2016: #GoodReads from Living Cities

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    A weekly round-up of reading recommendations that you won't want to miss!In this week’s round-up of reading recommendations, we…

  • #BensTake: The Four Accelerants for Change To Watch in 2016

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    Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very…

  • Mayors and Schools in Oakland: Doubling Down on Partnerships

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    After our conversation last month with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, we crossed the Bay Bridge to visit Oakland…

  • Lessons from Five Years of Economic Inclusion and Partnership in Baltimore

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    Multiple players from across sectors must come together differently to address the socio-economic challenges and take advantage of opportunities…

  • Led By Data II: More Insights from the Syracuse i-team

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    The City of Syracuse’s Innovation Team (i-team) was created in April, 2015 thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.…

  • From Gun Control to Millennial Moms: #GoodReads from Living Cities

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    A weekly round-up of reading recommendations to kick-off 2016!During time between Christmas and New Years, our staff spent a…

  • #BensTake: Can Local Government Innovation Stick?

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    From the work of the City Accelerator's first cohort, Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht, outlines three trends that he…

  • The Broad View of Innovation: #GoodReads from the i-teams

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    This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house…

  • Why Involve Community in Collective Impact at all?

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    The recent surge of interest and resources around collective impact principles has highlighted an important concern and challenge for…