This report examines efforts by some of the nation’s leading foundations and community development practitioners, providing a guide for funders as they consider launching similar initiatives as well as helpful lessons for others engaged in cross-sector work.
Through a comprehensive literature review, interviews with key project evaluators and funders, a recap of a December 2014 roundtable discussion, and the authors’ significant expertise, this report provides detailed descriptions of “what works” and “pitfalls” in its analysis of design elements and project parameters of both past and current multi-site initiatives. The paper provides insights into the design and implementation of place-based efforts for community development practitioners, financial institutions, and other organizations, such as health care payers, who are involved in site-specific initiatives seeking to improve the economic well-being of low-income residents.
This webinar examines how sectors can develop shared purpose when working towards improving community health.
This video highlights the co-creation principle, exploring how measurement can be co-created by communities to center their values, needs, priorities, and actions.
This case study highlights how the Baltimore Health Corps is finding shared purpose to work across sectors and address the triple crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 economic downturn, and the ongoing impact of structural racism.