In communities nationwide, nonprofits are joining forces with government, foundations, and other important players to solve persistent problems like crime, high-school dropout rates, and teenage pregnancy.
But only a few of those efforts have made any progress. Now a new study has figured out what makes the difference between success and failure. Learn how your organization can apply those findings and pose questions to the founder of one of the nation's most successful efforts to help needy kids go to college.
What follows is the transcript of a live online discussion about a new report by the White House Council for Community Solutions that shares strategies from successful collaborative projects.
Jeff Edmondson is managing director of the Strive Network, which aims to put a higher percentage of students on the path to a college degree through efforts that start before youngsters begin kindergarten.
Willa Seldon, a partner at the Bridgespan Group, has more than 20 years of leadership experience at businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is a co-author of "Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives," a new report by the White House on Council for Community Solutions.