Notice: The “conversation” of Advancing the Movement has now transitioned to the Community Commons and selected partners, click here for more detail.
Community Commons

Connect the dots at: Registered users of have FREE access to:
Over 7000 GIS data layers at state, county, zip code, block group, tract, and point-levels.
Contextualized mapping, visualization, analytic, impact and communication tools and apps.
Searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives (multi-sector collaboratives) working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities – funded by government and private philanthropy – complete with text & video narratives on “what’s working.”
Peer learning forums in the “interactive commons” with colleagues exploring similar interests and challenges – hosted by leading national TA providers.

The Commons is a democratized learning and innovation platform for:
enhancing the reach and impact of currently-funded place based investments;
applying an asset-based approach to help grow and sustain impact once the funding is over;
supporting communities of highest burden who neither have grant financing, nor cohorts.

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