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Can Collaboration Kill Your Collaboration?

June 25, 2013

Anderson Williams’ latest blog post reflects on the question of how to be strategic and effective in collaboration. Working together doesn't always mean that we end up with the best result. It takes big-picture thinking to do it right.

Collective Impact and Opportunity Youth: Movements at the Crossroads

September 20, 2012

Advocates for young people must often choose which issues and strategies to champion at which time, and find ourselves competing for resources and attention. Rarely do we have the opportunity to combine approaches that could fundamentally change how decision makers think about policy, practice and human potential.

The Power of One

February 10, 2012

We've all experienced compassion fatigue: that feeling of growing numb when we're bombarded with images and statistics about people in need. Research tells us that this is a common human phenomenon.

Ready for college, work, life … and the military?

October 4, 2011

You wouldn't expect an organization of retired generals to publicly take on the issue of how well third graders read. But the group called Misson: Readiness has done just that, and all of us who carry out Ready by 21 strategies or simply care about youth should take heed.

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important