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Our community impact specialists have a wealth of knowledge and experience about what it takes to increase the collective caring power of communities. Much of what we've learned has come from leading experts and practitioners who are deeply involved in preventing and alleviating poverty — in all of its forms.

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Collaboration & Community Impact

Poverty is complex! And it takes a diverse, committed, and informed group of citizens--from community leaders to neighbors-- to make a community-wide impact. These resources introduce steps, models, tools and tips for building strong networks of care within local communities.

sustainability & Transformation

Is your organization offering a hand out or a hand up? These resources explore models and stories of coalitions and organizations focused on helping families reach self-sufficiency and entire communities experience transformation. Many of these resources feature our partnerships with the Getting Ahead and Bridges Out of Poverty model as well as True Charity and United Way Financial Stability initiatives.

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Assessments & Outcomes

Are you making a difference? How do you know? With these resources, learn about measuring success for individuals, for your organization AND for your community collaboration. Also learn how to set goals and empower people towards self-sufficiency.

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food banks & Pantries

Learn the latest trends in technology, building-capacity, reporting and more. Resources in this category feature innovations in collaboration, CSFP, SNAP, and more.


People can say they care, but it means nothing until they prove it. There are thousands upon thousands of charitable nonprofits proving they care about the well-being of people in their local communities every day. These resources share stories of how they do it, day in and day out, as make a positive difference people's lives and transform their communities.


Inspired by their convictions and trough communication and coordination, faith communities are reducing duplication of services and taking proactive approaches to fighting poverty. Resources in this category show you how congregations and faith collaborations are creating sustainable, restorative solutions for families.

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