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                    Thread STL Member Resources 

  • 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.



ThreadSTL Member Meeting Aids


  • Thread STL Meeting Icebreakers – a helpful collection of meeting icebreakers to kick off a productive meeting!
  • 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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                       Thread Member Meetings

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February 20, 2019

Featured Speaker Series

April 17, 2019

Building communities, connecting with peers and kicking off the learning cohorts

June 19, 2019

Regional Data Alliance

The June Thread STL Meeting featured presentation was by Paul Sorenson, Director of the Regional Data Alliance (RDA). He shared highlights and lessons from the formation of the partnership, as well as lead a discussion on ways the RDA can serve partnerships and coalitions in the St. Louis region. 


 Trainings, Webinars, and Professional Development

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Articles of Interest
Useful Links
Relevant Webinars
  • 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.
  • 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 
  • 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.
Professional Development

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                                Learning Cohorts

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Learning Cohorts Background


  • Learning Cohorts Background– This document details the development and implementation of Thread STL’s 2018 Learning Cohorts
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


2018 Evaluation Cohort
  • Evaluation Knowledge BriefThis document tracks and curates the learning and resources of the 2018 Evaluation Learning Cohort.
  • Evaluation 101 class for ThreadSTL. Evaluation 101 from Paul Evensen. Learn about the basic building blocks of process, outcome, and impact evaluation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Living Cities’ Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment. This tool provides immediate, tailored feedback about your partnership’s progress and development based on your responses.
2018 Facilitation Cohort
2019 Evaluation Cohort Meeting #1
2019 Leadership Cohort Meeting #1
2019 Sustainability Cohort Meeting #1
2019 Sustainability Cohort Meeting #2
2019 Evaluation Cohort Meeting #2
2019 Leadership Cohort Meeting #2