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).


National Workforce Development Pilot Makes Significant Local Impact, Provides Lessons for System Improvements


New report shares how WorkAdvance is redefining workforce development in Northeast Ohio 

Pilot Program Helps Job Seekers Land and Keep Employment

Crain's Cleveland Business highlights the significant findings from the WorkAdvance local impact report published by our Fund, Deaconess Foundation and The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Dreaming Big in 3-D

In his November column for Community Leader, President Brad Whitehead reflects on how Northeast Ohio is positioned to repeat biosciences success story in additive manufacturing. 

“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.

Fund for Our Economic Future Publishes Handbook on Collaboration, Offers to Sponsor Diagnostics

Author Chris Thompson captures know-how honed over more than a decade, provides "how to" and checklists for successful collaboration

An Honest Reckoning

"We need to start by seeing and acknowledging the systemic inequity that exists in every setting," writes Christine Mayer, president of GAR Foundation. "Only after that honest reckoning can we begin to strategize on how we can create different, more equitable outcomes."


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