Tools for Integrating an Equity Lens builds on the wealth of high-quality and accessible resources on the hows and whys of equity, providing a series of actionable tools and resources for organizations looking to more concretely integrate an equity focus into their work and processes.
Igniting Public Policy and Change
Spark Policy Institute develops innovative, research- and community-based approaches to help our partners solve complex societal problems that defy easy solutions.
Like a good book and a rainy day, cookies and milk, road trips and your best playlist, some things are just better together. Why? Because they are able to bring out the best in their partners. It’s often the same in systems change work: when we strategically partner with each other, the whole is better…
This new article from The Foundation Review, by Jewlya Lynn, Kirsten Breckenridge, Ashley Denault, and Chris Marvin looks at the challenges and opportunities that arise when backbone organizations step into the role of a fiscal intermediary in the collective impact context. It uses examples from the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative, and Got Your 6, a collective-impact campaign that seeks to bridge the civilian-military divide and draws on learning from funders of the initiatives, backbone organizations, and the initiatives’ partners."
We all do better when we work together. This is particularly true in the social justice world, in which systems change and collaboration are intricately and inextricably linked: systems change cannot happen without key players, systems, and sectors joining together to accomplish a common goal. Recently, I had an opportunity to dive deep into a…