The difference between backbones and conveners in collective impact

We have the honor of working with communities all over the country looking embrace the concept of collective impact and establish cradle-to-career civic infrastructure to achieve better outcomes for children. Unfortunately, the energy around this work has led to a new political challenge in many communities: jockeying among partners to become the backbone[1]. In one…

Developing shared measures

I had the opportunity to spend some additional time with some visitors from Germany who came to Cincinnati to take part in the recent¬†StriveTogether Discovery Workshop.¬† They have become very interested in the collective impact approach to a cradle-to-career initiative and wanted to learn more about what is taking place in Cincinnati. They had clearly…