The Casey Foundation values skillful leadership in creating sustained social change. The Foundation partnered with the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy in sculpting a new approach to match leadership ability with constructive results for children, families and communities – a collaborative leadership style for complex social issues.  Readers, especially other foundations and nonprofit investors, get a look at the findings, lessons learned and recommendations from three years of collaborative leadership capacity-building efforts. 

December 16, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How leadership capacity is fostered for collective impact.

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    If leadership style can impact project outcomes.

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    How to implement the LAP model.

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    5 conditions that lead collaborative projects to better results.

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    What works in creating leaders willing to work together on complex social change agendas.

Key Takeaway

Collaborative Leadership Requires a Distinct Skill Set

Getting leaders to work together, combined with explicit actions, generates true community-wide results.  Supporting these complex efforts requires a specific set of collaborative leadership skills. These collaborative skills are crucial when striving for significant social change that cross-cuts communities, agencies and sectors. Skillful leaders know how to leverage opportunities to let these collaborative initiatives thrive over an extended period of time. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations