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Do Comprehensive Community Initiatives Work?

February 4, 2016 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

Note: This post originally appeared on the GradNation blog. We hope that the ideas and resources here will be of use to our many clients who are participating in their own local CCIs and collective impact initiatives! Thank you to Dr. Jonathan Zaff and his team for sharing this research. — What’s the best way […]

Strategies for Reversing the Summer Slump

January 6, 2014 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

While many students and parents look forward to their annual summer break from learning, the reality is that the summer break can lead to a significant loss in reading and math skills. This effect is especially pronounced among low-income students, who have less access to summer learning programs.

Taking Quality and Performance to Scale

December 9, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Learning should never stop and that’s especially true during the summer break. Studies have shown that students lose significant progress in math and reading over the summer. That effect is magnified for children living in economically-disadvantaged populations. This is the main issue that over 300 experts from Extended-Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs across the country were […]

Connecting Together for Impact Pt 2

November 20, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

To read part one of this Q&A, click here. Q: Can you describe some of the reasons why an organization might want to considering transitioning into optimally using data and thinking about focusing on outcomes? Herman:  I think everyone in the nonprofit world can agree that our greatest goal is to do the best work […]