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.
Our mission at Spark has long been to develop innovative and research-based solutions to society’s complex problems. After a summer that has seen devastating violence and expressions of xenophobia and hate across the country – as well as outpourings of generosity and stories of strength – we see more than ever the need to address…
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…