Civic Collaboration Consultants, LLC, (CCC) helps community leaders design, implement and sustain cross-sector collaborations that result in enduring, positive community change. Chris Thompson, president of CCC, uses an engaging, inquiry-based approach to help leaders better understand the root causes of the wicked, persistent challenges facing communities and catalyze improved outcomes within complex civic systems.

Chris developed his approach through nearly a decade of work with the Fund for Our Economic Future. In 2016, the Fund published a handbook written by Chris, Collaboration, a guide to effective cross-sector collaboration.

Chris has supported dozens of cross-sector collaborations that have created change across neighborhoods and regions on issues that include economic development, workforce development, education, innovation, food safety and public health.