• Free Career Development Resources for Veterans

    Globally marketable skills and an enriched professional network: find out what these free veteran employment resources can offer to veterans in your community.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Dec 28, 2018

  • Three Questions to Ask Your Collaborative This Winter

    Winter is here; if you haven’t planned for it with your collaborative, now is the time. Use these three questions as a framework for a discussion with your collaborative.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Dec 20, 2018

  • Tracking Your Collaborative’s Outcomes

    Tracking collaborative outcomes is hard, and the barriers are complex and persistent. Here are some solutions employed by four NVI local partners.

    Research and Data

    Dec 6, 2018

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

    BWF’s Charitable Investment Program is accepting grant proposals until December 21st. Learn more in this guest blog from BWF’s Dr. Margaret Harrell.

    By Dr. Margaret Harrell | Director of Programs and Partnerships, BWF

    NVI News

    Nov 27, 2018

  • A Collective Impact Approach to Serving Our Veterans

    Kim Carpenter Drake channels her 25 years of nonprofit leadership and a specialty in collective impact into these four pieces of advice for those collaborating for impact in the lives of veterans.

    By Kim Carpenter Drake, MEd

    Community Tools

    Nov 20, 2018

  • Two Cities Acing Civic Involvement with Veteran Collaboratives

    When local government officials come to the table with veteran collaboratives, both the veterans and the community benefit. From our network of local partners, we’ve identified a couple of excellent examples worth sharing.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Profiles

    Nov 7, 2018

  • BWF/NFL #SalutetoService Twitter Campaign

    Help us turn hashtags into funding for innovative veteran programs with #SalutetoService. Use the hashtag on Twitter from November 1-19; each use results in a $5 donation—$25 on Veterans Day—to select veteran organizations, including our sponsor, the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    NVI News

    Nov 1, 2018

  • Conference Recap: Champions for Change 2018

    ICYMI: This October, we hosted 16 collaborative leaders from around the country at the 2018 Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact convening. Here’s what the NVI scholarship cohort was up to during the conference.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    NVI News

    Oct 30, 2018

  • Successful Collaboratives Communicate More

    46% of our local partners rely on in-person meetings to communicate with participants. While effective for building trust and partnerships, in-person meetings can be inefficient. Here are six technologies to keep your collaborative connected between meetings.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Technologies for Managing Collaborative Data

    Integrating technology into your collaborative is crucial to collecting data, measuring progress, and tracking outcomes effectively. Here are three options used successfully by veteran collaboratives across the country.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Oct 25, 2018