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Collective impact

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.

What Does it Take to Be a Thought Leader?

New Year reflections on the power of communications and influence building.

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.

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!).

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.

Collaboration Check-up

Chris Thompson gives his Top 10 takeaways from the recent Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Collaboration Conference. It's a good reference for grantmakers who want to excel at collaboration.

Building Collaborative Leadership Skills: A Primer

The second piece in a two-part series. For an introduction on how systems change requires collaborative leadership, click here.

Complex Civic Systems, Collaboration & Leadership

Achieving positive change within complex civic systems requires a different kind of leadership. Here, complex civic systems, collaboration and leadership explained.

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