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Collaboration

Collaboration, Not Coblaboration

Chris Thompson of Civic Collaboration Consultants reflects on the essential elements of effective collaboration, or how to avoid its evil twin, coblaboration, in this post on the Tamarack Institute's blog.

Preconditions for Cross-sector Collaboration

On The Intersector Project blog, Chris Thompson, author of the Fund's new Collaboration handbook, discusses the preconditions that must be present for collaboration to take shape (effectively).

 

“Collaborate More” is Common Advice, But How?

Chris Thompson's "Collaboration: A Handbook from the Fund for Our Economic Future," gets at the how of collaboration, and shares what it takes to design, facilitate and sustain effective collaborations that can catalyze enduring, positive community change.

In Remembrance: Russ Pry, a Galvanizing Leader

Chris Thompson, former director of regional engagement at the Fund, reflects on the loss of our good partner and great friend Russ Pry.

More Than a Roadway

Good things in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor can certainly happen here.

Roads Less Traveled

Gregory L. Brown, executive director of PolicyBridge, a Cleveland-based nonpartisan think tank, shares the recommendations that came out of its latest research and engagement project analyzing the spatial disconnection between employment opportunities in Northeast Ohio and unemployed residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods.

Putting Collaboration on the Map

Our members constitute one of the most robust civic leadership networks in Northeast Ohio—a network that crosses sector and geographic boundaries, and extends beyond individual organizations to touch many, many more. Need proof? Look no further than our 2015 Annual Report and Network Map (suitable for framing!).

Conexus: Addressing the Job Preparation Question

While there is no easy answer to the question, "What can we do to make sure companies have the talent they need to succeed?"; Summit County leaders are committed to building one through Conexus.  

Three Major Takeaways from Akron 62.4

Mark Scheffler, president of Leadership Akron, writes about the changing nature of leadership in Akron, and other takeaways from a recent Knight Foundation/Greater Ohio Policy Center report on key trends in this city.

A Promising Path to Inclusive Growth

In this post on his Regional Growth Strategies blog, Pete Carlson writes that "small businesses already located in or near low-income communities may hold the key to unlocking good jobs for low-income residents."

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