Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder's Role in Collective Impact

New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, May 04, 2015

Convening Pre-Reads:
To help you prepare for the convening, a series of optional “pre-reads” is listed below. We have included overall pre-reading and pre-reading on a few central themes at this year’s convening: leadership, community engagement, and equity. Feel free to browse and read these materials at your leisure.

Overall Pre-Reading and Pre-Convening Webinar

 Leadership Pre-Reads

Community Engagement Pre-Reads

Equity Pre-Reads

  • Equity Resource Guides and Tools:

o   Racial Equity Resource Guide from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

o   Racial Equity Tools  

o   The Business Case for Racial Equity from Altarum Institute and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

o   Racial Equity Organizational Self-Assessment Tool from All Hands Raised and Coalition of Communities of Color – one example of how a collective impact partnership adapted organizational self-assessment tools for the CI context

o   Harvard Implicit Bias Test, with a set of online questions 

o   Race Matters Toolkit

o   PolicyLink’s Equity Tools

o   D5 Coalition Interactive Resource Guide

·       Equity Blog Posts:

o   5 Ways Collective Impact Partnerships can Advance Equity

o   Head, Heart & Hands: A Framework for Taking Action on Racial Equity  

o   Bringing an Equity Lens to Collective Impact  

·       Equity Reports, Articles, and Videos:

o   Moving the Race Conversation Forward, a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.

o   White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack, by Peggy McIntosh

o   The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

o   Race -The Power of an Illusion documentary series from California Newsreel 

o   Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity film from World Trust

o   Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens by Grantcraft and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

·       Equity Books:

o   The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide by Meizhu and Barbara Robles

o   When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

o   The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

o   The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

o   Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol




Contact Information

  • For questions on registration and hotels:
    Samantha Wolf
    New Orleans Convention Company, Inc (NOCCI)

    For questions on the convening and agenda: 
    Robert Albright
    Associate Director
    Collective Impact Forum

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