What do a demographer, teen heartthrob, and GPG have in common?

May 1, 2018
Informational| Systems Change and Collaboration
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We all presented at the 2018 First 5 California Child Health, Education, and Care Summit! GPG was honored to present at the First 5 California Summit in April 2018. The third Child Health, Education, and Care Summit was held in Southern California and brought together more than 700 individuals who work on behalf of children and families. The event featured renowned speakers, a wide range of breakout sessions, and opportunities… Read More →


MacArthur Foundation Concludes First Round of 100&Change Program

February 5, 2018
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development| Informational
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On December 20, 2017, the MacArthur Foundation concluded the first round of its 100&Change program by granting a $100 million award to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) . This $100 million award was the result of a multi-step process to identify a single proposal “that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.” In October 2017, the foundation selected eight semi-finalists out of the 1,904 proposals they received, each with a video pitch and narrative response . A panel of external judges reviewed those proposals using four criteria : meaningfulness, verifiability, durability, and feasibility, with final choices made by MacArthur’s Board… Read More →


GPG Launches Interactive California ECE Network Maps

December 11, 2017
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GPG is excited to announce the launch of the California Early Care and Education (ECE) Network Maps , two interactive maps that show the organizations and collaboratives working to affect ECE policy at the state level in California. We developed these maps to serve as a tool for organizations and collaboratives working to impact state ECE policy in California. We hope this tool will help organizations to share their work and to strengthen connections to other organizations and… Read More →


GPG Launches Interactive Map of Recent Work

October 20, 2017
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We are excited to announce a new addition to the GPG website: a Kumu map of recent work. GPG developed this map in part to help visualize its breadth of work and to demonstrate its capacity for system and ecosystem mapping using Kumu . For more information on how to use and build Kumu maps, check out Kumu’s documentation which includes introductory videos. GPG has recently completed several projects that involved using Kumu to develop and analyze maps… Read More →


Quickly and Collaboratively Set Meeting Agendas with Lean Coffee

July 18, 2017
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In-person, virtual, conference–the latest model for meetings is entirely crowd-sourced. Designed in Seattle in 2009, Lean Coffee is a structure for meeting participants to gather without a pre-set agenda and collaboratively identify and prioritize topics for discussion. The Lean Coffee model differs from traditional meeting designs in that the agenda for the meeting is democratically generated as part of the meeting process. As its name suggests, the format for a Lean Coffee… Read More →