The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions gathered scholars and practitioners for a conversation about engaging the community in a collective impact initiative.
Communities can suffer from too many initiatives, creating overlap, inefficiency, and frustration.
Successful collective impact initiatives embed evaluation in their DNA and use it to make better decisions about the future.
Emerging lessons on using data and resources to improve the prospects of young people.
Government policies too often impede, rather than enhance, collaborative efforts.
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Investing with a gender lens creates financial returns and improves the lives of women and girls and their communities.
Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.
Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.
Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.
A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.