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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Girl Impact Map - Rwanda
From the web site: "The Girl Impact Map is an innovative mapping tool that allows users to plot key behavioural and attitudinal data for girls throughout the country, as well as girl-focused programmes and resources in Rwanda." Look at the map and see how it creates overlays showing organizations serving girls in different sections of the country.

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GIS data maps from St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis collects exconomic data (FRED) and shares it on various GIS mapping platforms. Includes capacity to build your own maps.

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GIS in Education articles by Joseph Kerski, PhD
These articles show growth of GIS learning in higher education as well as in K-12.

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Global Chaos Map Project
From the website: "Governments, the private sector and NGOs all have a role to play in mitigating social unrest and effectively managing our natural resources. Early intervention policy and programme design, anchored in risk management and peace building, is crucial.

The Global Chaos Map Project is led by the Global Sustainability Institute at ARU. By recording past events of unrest or deaths related to access to natural resources, the project gives us valuable insights into patterns of unrest and global trends – and the factors that contribute to regions being vulnerable, now and in the future. Findings from the project support early intervention design."

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GoCivic Chicago - opportunity to engage in the future of Chicago
From the web site: "GoCivic is a web/mobile community engagement platform that provides citizens with an opportunity to engage with the civic organizations and nonprofits, take action, and positively impact the future of Chicago and beyond."

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Great Schools Finder - Make your own map
The Great Schools web site includes information you can use to find public and private schools in Chicago and many other cities. It also includes information people can use to help improve schools. This link points to a page where you can create your own map and embed it into a blog or web site.

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Health Equity Works - Washington U - St. Louis Supports Community Learnking
From the web site: "Health Equity Works is passionate about the transformative process of data and community collaboration to drive health equity. We’ve worked with more than 100 community organizations to accelerate action."

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Healthier Together Initiative - Florida
From the web site: "Healthier Together, is a community-driven, multi-year, placed-based, funding approach developed by Palm Healthcare. This strategic initiative convenes neighborhood leaders and residents, listens to their needs, and provides financial support and resources to help the neighborhood make positive, healthy changes. Explore this site to learn more about the solutions targeted neighborhoods are creating to address complex health issues. Get involved!"

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Holacracy - a new way of running an organization
This web page describes ways to empower more people in the organization in ways that improves productivity and efficiency. The ideas could apply to a network of organizations, not just to work within a single organization. Add to your reading list.

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How Communities Work Together: Learning from Chicago's Community Networks Study
From the web site: "The Chicago Community Networks study is an unprecedented opportunity to explore and examine how networks are structured and how they function. Conducted in nine Chicago neighborhoods the study takes a mixed-methods approach, combining formal social network analysis with in-depth field interviews in an extensive effort to measure how community organizations collaborate on local improvement projects and how they come together to shape public policy." Bookmark this site and return often. New articles will be added throughout the year.

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How online communities are faring in 2016
Building and sustaining effective on-line communities requires an investment of resources, talent and time. This article shows some of the lessons being learned from surveys of on-line communities.

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How systems mapping can help you build a better theory of change
Applying systems thinking and concept mapping to planning process and to communicating your theory of change is the focus of this article.

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How to use "Theory of Change" for Systems Change
From the web site: "We think that, applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems." This link includes free PDF articles you can download.

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Ideas about networks and leadership
Phil Willburn is a full-time faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and also a network scientist. His blog provides many ideas regarding the role of leaders and their relationship to these networks.

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Ideas for building collaborations and networks - Converge for Impact Blog
I connected with this group via a 2015 article posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review, titled "Network Entrepreneurs: The Most Impactful Leaders You’ve Never Heard Of". This is one of many insights they share on their blog.

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Impact DuPage County - Indicators site. 2018 demographics
The Impact DuPage portal is a robust site with data indicators for a number of different issue areas. This link points to a page with demographic data. Browse the site to learn what else is available.

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Infogagement - Citizenship and Democracy in Age of Engagement - pdf
This 2014 report describes the intersection of open government/civic tech, democratic participation/inclusion, and journalism. For those who seek to build support for those in poverty this report should stimulate innovation in ways we connect.

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Innovation - discussion from Knowlledge @ WhartonHigh School
Visit this page and listen to a series of podcasts describing innovation in action. The transcript for each is posted with the site.

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Innoweave - Practical Tools for Social Innovation
From the web site: "Innoweave provides free webinars, action oriented workshops, easily accessible micro tools, and coaching funding to implement Social Innovation approaches for community organizations." This link points to a section focused on "Improving outcomes for youth in Ontario communities through Collective Impact".

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Inventing, Innovation in 2030 - a vision
This is a 2016 article by Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer for HP and the Director of HP Lab that talks about how innovating and manufacturing in 2030 might look like.

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Knowledge for Success helps family planning and reproductive health community
From the web site: "Knowledge SUCCESS champions the strategic and systematic use of knowledge in family planning and reproductive health programs and policies. Our project continues USAID’s legacy of investing in knowledge management, learning, and collaboration."

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Know-Why-Net iModeler - visualization and analysis of interconnections
From the web site. "KNOW-WHY.NET is an international platform for sharing models from different fields.
The models are developed and presented using the iMODELER, which is arguably one of the leading tools available for the visualization and analysis of interconnections. The basic iMODELER is free, but there is also a more powerful paid full version available. The models can be explored directly in your browser."

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Leadership for the future - Otto Scharmer article
This article starts with "“We are collectively creating results nobody wants”, says Otto Scharmer (famous for Theory U). That’s why leadership should help people to see the whole system. It is time to change our organizations and institutions, and bust three leadership myths. Make your difference and start with this blog post!"

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Loomio supports group discussion and descion making
Bringing a group together and facilitating discussion and decision making can be enhanced by on-line facilitation and decision support tools. Loomio looks like a tool that many might use. Try it out.

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Managing Alliances with Balanced Scorecard (HBR aricle)
Building ecosystem of government, NGO and business partners is complex work. HBR article says "Ecosystem creation should include an additional design principle: Align multiple stakeholders around the new strategy. This can be achieved through proven tools from the corporate sector, such as a strategy map—a widely used component of the balanced scorecard tool kit for creating organizational alignment around strategy." This link points to article that discusses the Balanced Scorecard. Be sure to open the links in the sidebar to look at visualizations.

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