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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.

Building a More Resilient Housing System

This report highlights five key themes that were raised in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX – moving towards action, the need for community empowerment and education, how to finance housing recovery, the importance of equity, and planning for the future – and key strategies for moving each of these themes forward. The report broadly underscores the need to use Hurricane Harvey to reexamine and improve our systems from preparation and mitigation to response and recovery to long-term development so that we plan intelligently for the future.

Strengthening Support for Young Parents and Their Children: A Focus on Low-Income Rural and Suburban American Families

This report brings together several strands of emerging knowledge about today’s young parents and their children in rural and suburban poor areas. It examines current data about young parent families and the context of rural and suburban poverty, new information about child and young adult development, and new approaches for helping young parents. Promising work in several different rural and suburban communities, discovered through a national scan, illustrates creative approaches to serving these families that may inspire further innovation in other parts of the country.

Planning and Implementation of the Rural IMPACT Demonstration Brief

This report summarizes findings from an ASPE study of the first year of the White House Rural Council/HHS Rural IMPACT demonstration, which aims to reduce poverty through coordinated services for both children and parents.

Scaling Up, Scaling Out: Lessons from Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and Nurse-Family Partnership

This article examines the challenges of individual programs working together to scale. The goal of the collaboration described is for each service provider to reach additional families with unique services (horizontal scale) while also scaling across programs to ensure that a wider array of services are easily accessible for the family.

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.

Paving The Way: A Roadmap For Organizations Partnering To Deliver Financial Capability Services

This brief explores four phases of the integration lifecycle—discover, design, implement and converge—with specific recommendations and shared lessons from the field for how others can take this planning approach or adapt it for their own purposes, particularly when working with partners to deliver services in their communities.

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.

When Collective Impact Has Impact: A Cross-Site Study of 25 Collective Impact Initiatives

To what extent and under what conditions does the collective impact approach contribute to systems and population changes?

Equity Matters in Collective Impact

Last month, over 1,600 viewers from 25 countries and 46 U.S. states joined us for the livestream event Equity Matters in Collective Impact, a keynote and panel discussion at the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans that focused on the necessity to include an equity lens within collective impact work, regardless of the social issue.

Building a Pipeline to Success: A Look Inside the Making Connections Louisville Career Development Initiative

The Career Development Initiative targets residents in the four Making Connections Louisville focus neighborhoods—Smoketown, Shelby Park, Phoenix Hill and California—and provides them a direct link to recruiters at Norton Healthcare, as well as the supportive services necessary to maximize their success.

 

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