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.
As we kick off the new year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on a year filled with ups, downs, and in-betweens, all in a handy infographic. We also wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to sparking change for the better last year. From all of us at…
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."
By Jewlya Lynn, CEO, Spark Policy Institute; Sarah Stachowiak, CEO, ORS Impact It’s easy for evaluators to sometimes get tied up in the technical terms around our work, leaving lay people unclear on what some of our decisions and choices mean. Without care, we can also risk being opaque about what a particular design can…