• Resource Mapping

    One of the first steps in optimizing Veteran access, experience, and outcomes is understanding what resources are available in the community. An excellent exercise for this is resource mapping. Resource mapping, though, is more than just an exercise. It’s a process.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    May 17, 2018

  • Blue Star Families’ Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is Open

    Share with Your Community Military, Veterans, Families, Caregivers and Survivors: Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is Open!

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    May 11, 2018

  • May Webinar Recap #1

    Are you a member of one of our Community Partners, and want to register for an upcoming webinar? 

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    May 10, 2018

  • Community Partner in the News: Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition

    Magen James, executive director of the Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition, shares the mission of the collaborative and some thoughts on what it means to serve those who have served our country.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community News

    May 3, 2018

  • Learn What We Learned at the Collective Impact Convening

    We were pleased to sponsor 15 scholarships covering registration fees for NVI community members attending the 2018 Collective Impact Convening in Austin, Texas April 3-5. The NVI cohort, representing 12 unique communities, met for an informal gathering hosted by NVI where they were able to compare notes from the sessions and discuss lessons learned within their own communities across the country.

    Community News

    Apr 25, 2018

  • Conditions of Success: Continuous Communication

    Conditions of Success: Continuous Communication

    This is the last blog in our series on the Collective Impact conditions of success. Want to get caught up? Here are the previous posts in the series: Collaborating For Impact, Common Agenda, Shared Measurement, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, A Backbone Organization.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Apr 25, 2018

  • Conditions of Success: A Backbone Organization

    Backbone Organizations are crucial to the success of collaboratives under the Collective Impact model. In this post, we’ll present a basic primer on the topic, and briefly explore what the idea means to NVI.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Apr 9, 2018

  • Conditions of Success: Mutually Reinforcing Activities

    This Collective Impact condition of success is why it is so vital to convene a diverse roster of stakeholders. Participants’ unique capabilities, thoughtfully combined, move the collaborative closer to a solution--in NVI’s case, fostering collaboration to reduce navigation confusion, improve Veterans’ access to services and reduce variability in outcomes.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community News

    Apr 4, 2018

  • Conditions of Success: Shared Measurement

    How does a collaborative move from agreeing upon a Common Agenda to listing performance indicators and defining the data points that illuminate those indicators? Of the five conditions of Collective Impact success, Shared Measurement is perhaps most challenging. It’s also perhaps the most crucial.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Apr 2, 2018

  • Conditions of Success: Common Agenda

    Learn what it means to form a "Common Agenda" to achieve Collective Impact, and what NVI considers to be our Common Agenda.

    Continuing Ed

    Mar 28, 2018