Resources

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This members-only page houses curated material of relevance to Thread STL members.

Check back regularly to see what’s been added.

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The purpose of this directory is to support and facilitate connection among Thread STL members. This is not an exhaustive list of partnerships and coalition professionals in our region, nor is it a complete list of institutions and other entities involved in partnership work; rather, this is a snapshot of our members at a certain point in time. This directory will be updated regularly to reflect changes in membership and partnerships work in which our members participate.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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  • Meeting Action Summary Template – we, Thread staff, started using this helpful tool earlier this year. We love it! It’s very straight-forward template to help you take notes during meetings in an organized way. A big thanks to our senior advisor extraordinaire, John McClusky, for allowing us to share this helpful tool with our members!

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  • September 18, 2017 – Community Engagement
    • September 2017 Member Meeting – PDF of the PPT from our inaugural member meeting.
    • September 2017 Member Meeting Recap – a brief review of what we did, what we heard, and what we saw at this month’s member meeting.
    • What We Do at Member Meetings – a brief overview of the purpose of member meetings and descriptions of a couple ongoing elements of member meetings – “Unreasonable Requests” and “Muddle Moments”
    • The Context Experts – the article we used to frame a discussion about community engagement as related to our work as community partnership leaders.
    • Index of Community Engagement Techniques – this packet includes dozens of examples of different community engagement strategies and where they fall on the spectrum of community engagement.
    • Community Engagement Roundtable Worksheet – this document will be used during our Community Engagement Roundtable as both a framing document, as well as a worksheet for those sharing a case study example at a roundtable meeting. You may find this useful as an exercise to think critically about your community engagement strategies.

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      • Hopes & Fears Activity – This activity is designed to help break the ice in the group and to familiarize members with each other’s motivations for joining. Moving forward, this activity will be used during the first meeting of a learning cohort to help elicit participants’ expectations and apprehensions for the cohort. This document provides specific facilitation instructions for the Hopes and Fears activity.

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      • Connection Circles Activity – Use this tool to identify connections between a seemingly unconnected group of topics or to help the group prioritize and select their shared objectives. Moving forward, this activity will be used during the first meeting of a learning cohort to help elicit a list of potential shared learning topics for members to explore together. This document provides specific facilitation instructions for the Connection Circles activity.

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      • Scriptapedia This resource is curated and provided by the Social System Design Lab at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. The resources contained on this website are geared toward group model building workshops but can be easily adapted and used for nearly any facilitated group activity.

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      • Evaluation Knowledge BriefThis document tracks and curates the learning and resources of the 2018 Evaluation Learning Cohort.

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      • Falmouth MA Case Study. This presentation by Paul Evensen provides an overview of his work with the Falmouth Prevention Partnership and their efforts to evaluate the impact of their coalition’s work in reducing teen alcohol consumption.

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      • Adapted Module 12 – Evaluating the Initiative. This activity provides space for discussion to determine what “attributes” or qualities are most vital to a partnership’s evaluation, and how to ensure that these attributes are incorporated into the structure and philosophy of the evaluation.

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      • Results-Based Accountability. This website provides an overview to Results-Based Accountability, an evaluation framework that can be employed in the evaluation of coalitions and partnerships.

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      • Performance Accountability-Teaching. This is a form that can be used to guide stakeholders through the development of a Results-Based Accountability evaluation process by asking a series of questions including baseline information, key partners, and identifying measures of success.

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      • Population Accountability- Teaching. Similar to the Performance Accountability form, this form walks stakeholders through a series of questions that will help frame what outcomes are desired and achievable at the population level.

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      • Facilitation Knowledge BriefThis document tracks and curates the learning and resources gathered from the 2018 Facilitation Learning Cohort.

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      • Developing Facilitation Skills  by Patricia Prendiville. A book with extensive detail on developing your facilitation skills, divided into chapters by major facilitation skill categories.

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      • The Tactics of Trust. Participants in a large, complex collaboration can build a capacity for finding common ground–and it doesn’t have to take years. From the Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2016 issue.

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      • 10 Things You Need to Build Clever Coalitions This article from Stanford Social Innovation Review details, from the author’s perspective, the 10 components of successful and effective coalitions. We hope you find this article thought-provoking for your work in leading and managing coalitions.

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      • The Context Experts In a recently released white paper, The Tamarack Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is defining and lifting-up the need for “context experts” (read: residents/constituents) as crucial stakeholders in the planning and decision-making processes for programs, organizations, and initiatives intended to serve their communities.

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      • Ending White Supremacy in Ourselves This editorial from Nonprofit Quarterly reviews the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017; critiques the administration’s response to the violence; and calls upon nonprofit leaders to consider the role we are to play as leaders in dismantling racist and oppressive systems.

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      • Charlottesville and a Time for Gracious Anger Vu Le helps subscribers begin to process the horrible acts committed in Charlottesville, Virginia – and proposes the nonprofit sector strike a new tone in reaction to the events.

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      • What Does it Look Like for a Community to Own Its Future – This article from Nonprofit Quarterly dives deep into questions about radical shifts in ownership of community change. How do nonprofit organizations ensure their respective communities have ownership in the programs and services they participate in – and thereby, their own futures?

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      • The Courage to be Unfair – This article from Vu Le at Nonprofit AF explores the challenges and fears many of us have of talking frankly about equity and equality.

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      • Northside Service Providers Book. A directory of providers servicing residents on St. Louis’ Northside. The providers are members of the Northside Service Providers Collaborative. Resource provided by Thread STL Steering Committee Member Paul Sorenson.

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      • ABLe Change Framework. A systems change approach from our friend Dr. Pennie Foster-Fishman at Michigan State University.

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      • Lessons from 500+ Cross Sector PartnershipsThis webinar from Living Cities identifies the challenges most cross-sector partnerships face, and explores cross-sector case studies to help you improve your own work.

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      • Survival of the Connected: The Power of Collaboration for the Nonprofit Sector: The webinar, hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review, provided great insight from leaders in nonprofit and social sector collaboration including the CEOs of DataKind, www.Give.org, and Mission Partners. If you are asked to login to view the webinar, use the following e-mail address (no password is required): rachel@gladiatorrds.com 

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      • When Collective Impact Has an ImpactThe webinar, hosted by Collective Impact Forum, explores actionable insights gleaned from an in-depth study of 25 collective impact sites. Also discussed were learnings about the implementation of the collective impact approach, the ways in which equity practices and capacity contribute to outcomes, and how early changes and system changes contribute to population-level impact.

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      • November 20, 2017 – Sustaining Collective Impact – this webinar will help explain the challenges to sustaining momentum in large collective impact efforts and provides tools and strategies to help combat collective impact fatigue and keep the work moving forward.
      • The password to access the webinar is: CIFsustain

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      • December 6, 2017 – Using Data for a Collective Impact Refresh – This webinar explores the myriad ways coalitions and partnerships can harness the power of data to refresh a movement; whether that be changing strategy, recommitting to goals and outcomes, course-correcting, or something else entirely. Collective Impact Forum invited the Philadelphia Youth Network to share their experience using data to help reinvigorate their collective impact effort for youth in Philly.
      • The password to access the webinar is: CIFrefresh

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