• Three E-Tailers with Microdonation Programs

    Capitalize on your supporters’ shopping habits with these three microdonation programs.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jan 16, 2019

  • Collaborative Journeys: Meet the Greater Portland MMCN

    The Greater Portland chapter of the Maine Military and Community Network has been collaborating for nearly 11 years. Here’s a look inside one of their meetings, where they ask themselves: Are the right folks at the table?

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Profiles

    Jan 9, 2019

  • 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