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The cues for being an effective collaborative leader can be confusing. How do you share decision-making power with multiple partners and lead with decisiveness at the same time?

If you follow the literature on effective collaborative leaders, you will find … Read more

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As collective impact takes off across the nation, there are multiple guides to establishing a successful venture. Yet because the field is so new, there is less information about how to keep these collaborative efforts going and the management strong … Read more

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1. Has the group been given authority and independence to prepare a final recommendation?

2. Is it clear where and how the group gets its influence to act and recommend?

3. Are there resources that have already been dedicated to … Read more

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As enthusiasm about collective impact grows, technical assistance, conferences, websites, and guidebooks are also on the increase, distilling the process into phases, and bringing experts together to share what they know. The stakes are high: effective collaborations can improve school … Read more

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Click here for slide show presentation on Strategic Planning from Preparation to Implementation” presented by Communitas Consulting to members of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville, Virginia.Read more

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Recently, I have been surprised to see traditional strategic planning wisdom turned on its head. While many consultants advise avoiding strategic planning in the midst of executive leadership transition, Communitas Consulting was called to work with three new executives in … Read more

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Running Effective Committees

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Committees can either be one of the more frustrating and lengthy venues for tackling a problem, or they can serve as an engine that brings about new resources and great results. What makes the difference?

As a facilitator of multiple … Read more

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Contracting for Impact

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The most important step in reaching your goals is often getting them down on paper…Continue Reading

Effective Leadership Traits

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Could the same leadership traits that lead to good strategic planning be effective in community-based coalition building?Continue Reading
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