Civic Collaboration Consultants, LLC, (CCC) is a consulting firm formed in 2015 by Chris Thompson to help civic leaders design, implement and sustain cross-sector collaborations that create enduring, positive community change. Chris uses a systems-based approach to help leaders better understand the root causes of the wicked, persistent challenges facing communities and helps them identify opportunities to create change within complex civic systems.
Chris developed his approach to catalyzing systems change 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 ranging in size from the neighborhood-level to multi-state initiatives on topics that include economic development, workforce development, education, innovation, food safety and public health.