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Strategic Convenings: The Secret Sauce in Collaborations across Departments and Levels of Government

Through various local, state, and Federal agencies, government bodies in the United States offer services for the public. However, few of the seemingly intractable challenges facing families and communities across the country can be solved by a single agency or level of government. Nor can such challenges be solved by government alone.

Publishing Date: 
February 1, 2018

2017 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

The 2017 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (i.e., children’s cabinets, commissions, P-20 councils and early childhood advisory councils). The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges.

Publishing Date: 
January 17, 2019

2016 Collective Impact Policy Summit

This past July, the Forum for Youth Investment hosted the 2016 Collective Impact Policy Summit, a collaboration between multiple national organizations, bringing together federal, state, and local leaders to share their work across levels and siloes of government.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2016

Transforming Government, Transforming Communities

Publishing Date: 
April 15, 2015

Podcast: How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact

In this new episode of the Collective Impact Forum podcast series, Erin White (FSG) and Elizabeth Gaines (The Forum for Youth Investment) discuss their recent learning brief, How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact.

Publishing Date: 
March 12, 2015

Collective Impact for Policymakers: Working Together for Children and Youth

Collective Impact for Policymakers report cover

Government policies must change in order to help partnerships improve the lives of young people through the power of collective impact.

That’s the message of a new report that examines how federal, state and local policies impede collaboration in the child and youth field – and how they can enhance collaboration instead.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2014

What's in Your Cabinet?

In the face of budget cuts that threaten to erode crucial supports for children and youth, some state agencies have found a promising mechanism for increasing efficiency while maintaining or even improving supports for young people: Children’s Cabinets.

Publishing Date: 
February 16, 2012

Don’t Stop Collaborating – Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives

Many states and communities have multiple task forces, partnerships and councils working on overlapping youth issues, from bullying to pregnancy to dropouts. This policy brief calls attention to the problem of collaboration overload, and suggests ways to tackle it. Check out these tips for working collaboratively without creating redundancy.

Publishing Date: 
January 6, 2011