At work in over 2,500 American cities — and now, other countries.
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Communities are learning how to work together more efficiently and effectively to create coordinated care networks that help people thrive — not just survive.
Connectivity is proving to be a best practice for reducing duplication, increasing resourcefulness, and providing holistic care to individuals and families.
Welcome to the Conversation
In the Fall of 2006, a small group of charities, churches, and social service providers came together in Florence, Alabama. They shared their experience in meeting the emergency needs of hundreds of displaced families who were driven from their homes by Hurricane Katrina.
Little did they know that their “learning conversations” would soon impact thousands of helping agencies and millions of people across America — and now, other countries.
This site celebrates thousands of community stakeholders who are now engaged in "learning conversations" — discovering new and exciting ways to work together for the common good and greater collective impact. They are developing innovative and lasting solutions that efficiently and effectively combat poverty, hunger, and other complex community challenges.
are now developing in over
2,500 American cities
in 49 states.
Across the country, innovative caregivers are advancing a more networked, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to transforming lives and communities.
National Evidenced-Based Results
Cities Discovering the
Power of Connect
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As Much As
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Now it's possible to "move the needle" on poverty, hunger, health disparities, and other complex challenges. This video will encourage and inspire you!
Charities, churches, schools, food banks, hospitals, businesses, and funders are learning how to align their unique strengths, and collectively tackle tough community challenges with greater collective impact and success. Results are often described as unprecedented — and revolutionary!
A Continuum of Care with Measurable Outcomes & Impact
New breakthroughs in innovative networking technology, increased cooperation, and cross-sector collaboration now make it possible for communities to develop an authentic and life-changing continuum of comprehensive (holistic) coordinated care.
This includes customized assessments and practical goals that are tailored to each person's unique needs, hopes, and dreams. All assistance, referrals, and outcomes are collectively empowered and monitored by a diverse group of helping agencies. This makes it easier for stakeholders to track a person's forward progress in real-time.
The result is a customize action plan that places people, and the helping agencies that serve them, on a pathway to successful outcomes and impact.
Pathway to Success — community empowered
Using collective community impact principles, it’s possible for community stakeholders to take steps that lead to unprecedented outcomes and impact for transforming people’s lives. Each progressive step of this remarkable journey can be carefully mapped out for effectiveness and measurable results. This will pave the way to a higher summit of potential and possibilities — thereby maximizing the collective caring power of your community.
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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
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