This year has started out with a bang and we’re excited to share with you what we have on deck for 2016!  We are involved in helping to solve complex problems in new and exciting ways this year, from nuclear security issues to climate resilience to addressing the upstream drivers of health disparities. We also have some new(ish) office space to show off, with two new meeting spaces that have high-quality telecommunications equipment for when we take our show on the virtual road and plenty of whiteboard space for those road mapping sessions, as well as two rooms for internal staff brainstorming and wellness. If you haven’t seen our new space, we’d like to invite you to stop on by and take a tour!

Our newsletter this month focuses on the role of backbones, and how an effective backbone can help lead to better outcomes for collective impact initiatives and other types of collective efforts. It includes a link to our newest publication in The Foundation Review on how backbones serving as fiscal intermediaries can navigate the challenge, as well as a blog on the topic, a few great resources for backbone organizations, or those seeking to become a backbone organization, a look back at our Strategic Backbone Toolkit, and a sneak peek at what is coming next in our Tools for Social Innovators series. Read more… 

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