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Tips for Collaborating Across Sectors to Achieve Results

A new working paper shares insights and tips from practitioners and investors involved in multisector efforts to achieve common, focused results that improve the circumstances for kids, families and communities — also known as collective impact.

September 26, 2014

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Parents as Advocates: Influencing Policymakers to Improve Public Policies for Families

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Any effort to improve the lives of low-income families should include those families in discussions about overcoming the challenges they face. As experts on their situation, families — more specifically, parents — should have a place at the table in crafting solutions to their problems. A new report from Community Organizing and Family Issues captures how parents play an active, hands-on role in changing public policy and systems to benefit their children, families and communities as a whole.

November 14, 2014

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Webinar on Essential Ingredients for Lasting Community Change

Webinar

An Dec. 10 webinar hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy focuses on the core capacities needed to achieve lasting community change, drawing from the experiences of communities that participated in Casey's Making Connections initiative.

December 8, 2014

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Admitting Failure: Learning From Mistakes in Philanthropy

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Admitting failures contributes to high-quality implementation, innovation of new strategies and improved governance and transparency. It’s good medicine that doesn’t always taste so good. Yet despite increasing philanthropic interest in mistakes and learning, many foundation staff still find it difficult to have conversations about mistakes.

May 11, 2015

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