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Corralling Collaborations - New Blog on Collective Impact Forum

Over the years, the Forum has developed coaching, training and tools to help independent coalition leaders do collective “seeing and learning” in order to accelerate their collective “doing.” Because the Collective Impact Forum is a place to share ideas and experiences, Forum CEO Karen Pittman offer

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September 12, 2014

Just Released: A Special Report About Collective Impact

Anyone working on collective impact strategies for children and youth doesn’t want to miss the new issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review – the journal that helped to launch the collective impact movement.

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September 2, 2014

The P3s are Coming. Are You Ready?

The federal government is about to invite local, state and tribal governments to apply for unprecedented flexibility to use federal funds in innovative ways to help disconnected youth. And the Forum has just released a guide to help you get ready to apply for these Performance Partnership Pilots (P3s).

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August 14, 2014

Finding the Path to Success for Future Generations

"How could we know as much as we do, spend as much as we do, care as much as we say we do and accomplish so little for so many kids over so long a period of time?"

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July 25, 2014

The Importance of "Emergence" in the Youth Field

Forum CEO Karen Pittman guest blogs for the Collective Impact Forum on embracing emergence - a key theme from John Kania's plenary session at the 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting. 

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May 19, 2014

Forum Executives Among Nation’s Top Afterschool Leaders

Who does the most to shape the nation’s afterschool field? The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) just named the 25 most influential leaders – including the CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment and the executive director of its Weikart Center on Youth Program Quality.

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April 9, 2014

Partners Launch New Collective Impact Resource

A new resource has been unveiled to help leaders use the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale community change.

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March 25, 2014

Shrinking the Opportunity Gap

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March 13, 2014

Strengthen Your Backbone

Some 250 leaders from around the nation gathered in San Francisco this week to address one of the fundamental conditions for achieving collective impact: Leading an effective backbone organization.

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February 14, 2014

New Flexibility to Use Fed Funds

Great news: After years of work by advocates for disconnected youth, Congress included Performance Partnership Pilots in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill. As a result, up to 10 places can enter Performance Partnership agreements to use federal discretionary funds more efficiently and effectively to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.

 

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February 7, 2014

Calibrating Expectations for i3 Evaluation Results

History shows us that while much has been done in the transformation and evolution of educational reform, there are often many roadblocks that stall progress.

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January 27, 2014

Calling All Youth Champions Against Drug Abuse

In honor of National Drug Facts Week, held Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) is accepting applications to find the Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters. They are seeking youth who are informing and empowering peers to make smart decisions about drug and alcohol use.

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December 20, 2013

Leaders Convene to Build Shared Agenda

How do you get schools and out-of-school providers working in concert toward the same goals for young people? Leaders in Richmond, Va., are starting to answer that question with a series of summits designed to build a shared agenda for youth development.

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December 5, 2013