Alignment in Partnerships

In my Winter Newsletter, I introduced the Essential Conditions for Place-Based Partnerships framework (below) that I have developed from my work and research with partnerships addressing social change. In this Spring Newsletter, I am highlighting the first condition: Alignment. Alignment Frequently assess and improve alignment across stakeholders within partnership and between partnership and other initiatives…

By mbiggar June 11, 2019 0

Place-based Partnerships for Social Change (Newsletter)

Three years have quickly passed since I started Connected to Place. I feel so fortunate to work with great clients who care about improving the quality of their communities, cities, regions and states. While I initially focused on education and transportation behavior due to my background in both fields, I now support place-based partnerships for a…

By mbiggar December 7, 2018 0

Supportive Conditions for Living Car-Lite

“Most of us think of transportation as a means to an end, but the way we move from one place to another has profound effects on natural resources, community, and personal well-being.” – Liz Maw, Chief Executive Officer, Net Impact   Transportation accounts for the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) at state (California– 39%),…

By mbiggar March 30, 2018 0

Backbone Support for Cross-Sector Collaboratives (Newsletter)

In this newsletter: California Outdoor Engagement Coalition San Francisco Children and Nature Network Plan for Environmental Literacy in CA Collective Impact Convening, April 3-5 in Austin, TX Resources and Opportunities San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Strategic Plan Planet Vision Latino Outdoors ED Opening Whether working to protect the environment, enhance community health and sustainability, improve educational…

By mbiggar March 1, 2018 0