News and Engagements

April 17-20, 2016
Toronto, CA
Michelle Shumate presents NNSI research on nonprofit capacity and collaboration at the CSSI conference on cross-sector solutions
April 26-27, 2016
Chicago, IL
Kate Cooper and Michelle Shumate will be teaching in Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management executive education course on collective impact
June 9-13, 2016
Fukuoka, Japan
Sophia Fu and Jennifer Ihm present research at the International Communication Association Conference
August 5-9, 2016
Anaheim, CA
Michelle Shumate presents additional findings from the Nonprofit Capacity Project at the Academy of Management conference
Nov. 10-13, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
Kate Cooper and Michelle Shumate present additional research on bona fide networks at the National Communication Association conference

June 2016: Check out the latest from network scholar Brint Milward and NNSI authors Kate Cooper and Michelle Shumate in Nonprofit Quarterly: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/06/21/who-says-a-common-agenda-is-necessary-for-collective-impact/

November 2015: Read about NNSI’s work in collective impact in the Stanford Social Innovation Review: http://ssir.org/articles/entry/sharing_data_in_collective_impact_efforts

NNSI to host Collective Impact Summit November 2015

The Collective Impact Summit will bring together leaders in the field – practitioners with experience in creating, sustaining, and evaluating collective impact projects – with researchers from a range of academic disciplines (i.e., management, communication, community psychology, public administration, social work, and education) who have studied concepts related to collective impact. We hope to catalyze a learning dialogue between top-tier academic researchers and leaders of national collective impact networks. Read more.

NNSI is hiring for Fall 2015

The Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact is looking for a talented, smart, and passionate Northwestern Undergraduates to join our team. We currently have openings for a number of student positions. See the listings here.

Michelle Shumate and NNSI highlighted in alumni publication

For more on Professor Shumate and her work with NNSI, see the School of Communication’s Spring 2015 alumni newsletter: https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/sites/default/files/publications/DialogueSpring2015.pdf

Calling all collective impact projects!

We are looking for collective impact partners to join Collective Impact Engagement: Outcomes from Stakeholders to Systems.  This project is unlike any other in that it explores outcomes of collective impact projects across the country; if you participate, you will receive detailed reports that summarize our findings for your site and compares those findings to those of approximately 30 other comparable sites. Read more.