January 15, 2016

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How Jeff Walker and NPower Teamed Up
Walker began with a desire to help nonprofits that were struggling with technology. Then he discovered that a nonprofit with a similar mission already existed.

Fighting for Justice in Health: Three Strategies Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Uses to Create Change
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called the injustice in health care the most shocking and inhumane" of all injustices. Lavizzo-Mourey counts collaboration as one of the key strategies she uses to tackle this injustice.

Swanee Hunt Partners with Her Sister to Help Women and Girls
Hunt launched Women Moving Millions with her sister, Helen, in partnership with the Women's Funding Network. The organization is a community of people who have made gifts and pledges of $1 million or more to causes dedicated to helping women and girls.

IT Modernization in Hawaii: Kelvin Taketa, Pierre Omidyar, and the Power of Collaboration
Hawaii Community Foundation CEO Kelvin Taketa brokered a collaboration that will transform the state's archaic business information technology systems.

Collaboration, Due Diligence, and Measurement: Three Lessons on Philanthropy from Darren Walker
Walker says that success in philanthropy will not be found through your ability to stand alone and distinguish yourself; instead, it lies in your ability to co-create effective strategies.

How Philanthropist Mike Milken Uses His Voice and Convening Powers to Innovate Medicine
Mike Milken Believes there are no competitors in philanthropy and social causes. Instead, he relies on collaboration as a key to making progress.

Lorie Slutsky Weaves Together Donor Funds for Maximum Synergy
The New York Community Trust President Lorie Slutsky uses the disparate threads of donors' money and causes to create a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts.

Collaborating with Government: Philanthropy in the New Age of Government Austerity
With fiscal belts tightened and political parties polarized, how should philanthropy go about working with government to address social sector problems? Bridgespan has identified three promising approaches.

Community Collaboratives
This collection of resources shares research that explores the keys to success of community collaboratives and recommends ways to drive more collective impact. It also includes a number of profiles of community collaboratives that have successfully addressed challenges in their communities, as well as three guides that can help collaboratives become more effective in their efforts.

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