Presentations & Publications

Upcoming Presentations & Workshops

Collaborative Leadership Workshop for Funders: April 3, 2018, at the Collective Impact Forum conference hosted by FSG and the Aspen Institute in Austin, Texas. The workshop is designed for foundations and other funders of Collective Impact efforts. Register here.

National Association of Community Development Professionals National Conference: June 11, 2018. Chris will provide the opening keynote for the national conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on the essential elements of effective collaboration. Register here.

Past Presentations & Workshops

Chris has presented workshops on collaboration and leadership at conferences hosted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Tamarack Institute, Association of Leadership Programs, Philanthropy Ohio and many other entities.

Contact Chris if you’d like him to present to your conference, board, your constituents or your funders on collaboration and collaborative leadership.


In his new book, Thank You for Being Late, best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman quoted from this blog post on Complexity, Collaboration & Leadership that Chris wrote for the Fund for Our Economic Future.

Collaboration, is a guide to effective cross-sector collaboration that Chris wrote for the Fund for Our Economic Future. To order hard copies of the Handbook email Chris.

Avoiding Coblaboration: Engaging Public Sector Leaders in Cross-Sector Collaborations, published by Intersector Project

Three Lessons from Rereading Collective Impact, published by Stanford Social Innovation Review

Change Demands More Than Programmatic Grants, published by Exponent Philanthropy, co-written with Jeff Glebocki of Strategy + Action/Philanthropy