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Analyzing & Addressing Community Level Work

This webinar practical insights and suggestions on the context for focus on community level work, using lessons that the Partnership learned from prior Learning Community Groups and working in the field. She will discuss definitions, points of clarification, ideas for further exploration and resources, as well as identifying the sections of Module 3 of the CSBG Annual Report that support the development and reporting of this work

Evaluating Collective Impact

Measuring and communicating about the progress of a collective impact initiative is different than evaluating the work of a single organization or program. This webinar will provide a framework for assessing the progress, effectiveness, and impact of collective impact efforts. We will define the relationship between shared measurement and evaluation, and talk about what types of results to expect at different stages of an initiative.

Strong Social Networks are Key to Turning Around Communities

What is the difference between communities that are able to recover from disinvestment and those that cannot? The answer, according to recent research from MDRC, are the presence of strong social networks.

Advancing Racial Equity in Communities: Lessons for Philanthropy

Read about the experiences from five communities on how they have began to address racial inequities and show how philanthropy can encourage and support community members and leaders in this process.

The Two-Generation Approach Framework: A Closer Look at State-Level Implementation

This 2016 National Human Services Assembly report, created with generous support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, seeks to explore how three states are developing and implementing a Two-Gen framework in practice and gain insight about how to translate support for an intentional Two-Gen approach into a coordinated implementation strategy.

First Steps on the Road To Financial Well-Being: Final Report from the Evaluation of LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers

This report is based upon work supported by the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), which unites public and private resources to evaluate and grow innovative community-based solutions with evidence of results.

Community Models: The United Way from Aspen Ascend 2Gen Toolbox

This brief from Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s 2Gen Toolbox focuses on a leading community model, the United Way. In the brief, you will find snapshots of how United Ways are leveraging their community leadership roles and funding portfolios to achieve better outcomes for children and families through a 2Gen approach.

The Future of Rural Transportation and Mobility for Older Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology-Enabled Solutions

The focus and scope of this white paper is on the transformation of mobility for older adults in rural communities through technological innovation in transportation solutions.

CSBG T/TA Resource Center

This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities.

Introduction to Collective Impact

This webinar provides an overview of the collective impact approach, and will cover how the collective impact approach works, why collective impact is a valuable approach, the mindset shifts necessary for collective impact to succeed, and the conditions needed for using the collective impact approach.

The Futures Project Session 4: The “How” Part 2

Watch this webinar to learn how they implemented a single theory of change and poverty indicators across multiple community action agencies, as well as instructions on how to deploy a continuous learning process pertaining to these indicators.

The Futures Project Session 3: The “How” Part 1

With the Toolkit as the guide, Futures partners will share experiences with implementing a single theory of change and poverty indicators, and what it was like to work through a continuous learning process pertaining to these indicators.

The Futures Project Session 2: “The What”

Building on the discussions about the project’s origins in previous webinars, this next event in our series will focus on the CAP partners’ work to better link outputs with outcomes.

The Futures Project Session 1: Clarity, Impact, and Performance

Learn about the issues and process that led to the formation of the Futures partnership. We’ll also discuss the development of the project’s Theory of Change, as the framework to focus and guide the work in terms of stabilizing lives and equipping people to exit poverty.


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