• Why Collaboration Matters: Creating Sustainable Employment Outcomes

    Our recent collaborative efforts and the current economy of near hyper-employment provide short-term relief to many veteran employment issues. These efforts make getting a job easy. Finding a career is hard. Thinking systemically, let’s see which issue areas affect veteran employment.

    By Concept and research: Kent Peterson, Adapted by Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Sep 26, 2018

  • Why Collaboration Matters: An Epidemic of Isolation

    Our returning veterans face an epidemic of isolation. Connecting veterans to appropriate social resources will require participation of stakeholders outside the veteran space, and the solution will look different for each community.

    By Concept and Research: Kent Peterson; Adaptation: Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Sep 24, 2018

  • Why Collaboration Matters: Interconnected Human Needs

    It’s rare that a human need is singular, standing alone from our other human needs. To achieve a navigable, accessible system of resources, it’s vital that communities collaborate. The interconnectedness of human needs requires tailored, flexible, coherent responses that can only be achieved with a collaborative approach.

    By Kent Peterson & Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Sep 19, 2018

  • Why Collaboratives Need to Think About User Experience

    Learn why user experience is an important consideration for your collaborative.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Sep 17, 2018

  • Applying “Well After Service”: the Veteran Wellness Model

    Center for a New American Security’s 2012 report, “Well After Service” (authored by our very own Nancy Berglass and Dr. Margaret Harrell) provides a clear definition and framework for understanding veteran wellness. Here’s how your community can use the Veteran Wellness Model to improve access to services and outcomes for veterans.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Sep 10, 2018

  • Three Cool Veteran Collaborations Happening in Maine

    Learn about three thriving cross-sector collaborations serving Maine veterans: medical-legal partnership, a campaign to advance veteran employment, and a pro-bono legal clinic for service members and veterans.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community News

    Aug 28, 2018

  • Three Things We Learned at the MMCN Annual Conference

    At the 2018 Maine Military and Community Network Annual Conference, we learned a lot about the way Maine's veteran collaboratives work together. Here are three key takeaways that any collaborative can use, especially if they're considering a statewide convening.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community News

    Aug 20, 2018

  • Collaborate Better with Human-Centered Design

    Want to begin learning human-centered design? That’s great! Here’s some good news: There are plenty of design thinking and human-centered design resources available to you, totally free, on the web.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Aug 16, 2018

  • NVI Offers Scholarships for Local Partners to Attend Collective Impact Conference in LA

    NVI is offering one registration and a $250 travel stipend per local partner community to attend the "Champions for Change" conference in LA October 16-18, 2018!

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Aug 8, 2018

  • Resources You Can Use to Strengthen Your Collaborative

    Want to learn more about resources for veteran collaboratives? View or download the slides from NVI's presentations at recent Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Networking Events. 

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jul 27, 2018