Articles posted by "Katy Bourgeois"

Lessons Learned from Building Collaboration

Our Aligned Impact Team has spent time dissecting the challenges of “coblaberation” to turn it into impactful collaboration. 

Solving the Foster Care Crisis Starts with You

Foster Community’s Ana Acosta, shares how she became involved in serving children in care and how you can too.

4 Keys to Building a Collaborative Strategy

Solving our community’s most pressing social challenges requires a change in how we do business. It takes moving into impactful collaborative initiatives.

Foundation for Successful Collaborative Projects

We understand the value of a collaborative project, but why are they so hard to get right? This pre-work sets you up for success.

6 Steps to Move from Talk to Action

We often hear about and talk about all the complex problems facing our community. It’s time we do less talking, and more solving.

3 Community Projects that are Transforming Austin

These three projects show the power of collective impact and give us hope toward resolving some of our city’s most entrenched social issues.

Problem Solving and Collective Impact

The majority of the complex issues facing our community are more like raising a child than baking a cake.

Transforming our Communities Requires Transforming our Thinking

Collective impact; large scale social change; transforming communities. Service organizations, consulting firms, advocacy groups, government entities and others are using these words to talk about how we can come together and solve social problems.

Solving the Complex Problems of Today: Collectively and Intentionally

When you think about trying to solve the problems of today, doesn’t it sometimes feel that we don’t have enough control over all the factors to really have an impact?

Joining the Chorus Honoring Nelson Mandela: What his Work Taught Me about Achieving Impact and Transformation

In late 1989 I had the incredible opportunity to visit South Africa with my mother and her dear friends. The experience had a dramatic impact on me which has lasted ever since.