A flexible, responsive partner to those funding systems change.
Talent Hubs and the National Talent Network were created by national philanthropy as a vehicle to realize a bold vision for a more educated, talented, and prosperous America. Now part of CivicLab, our team continues to help private and public funders from philanthropy, the private sector, and government achieve their goals. Whether serving as a lean national intermediary that allows funding partners to support multiple place-based initiatives, or assisting in the design of systems change efforts in community, region, state or across the country, Talent Hubs lends its diverse expertise and agile systems building to funding partners across the country.
With nearly 100 cross-sector partnerships in the Talent Hub and National Talent Networks, we assist funders who want to make an impact at scale. Both networks were designed by national philanthropic organizations, allowing them to make multiple, place-based investments aligned to their strategies. Our blend of capacity-building, just-in-time technical assistance, perpetual networked learning, and service-first orientation assists cross-sector partnerships in leveraging their unique assets to achieve bold goals set through privately and publicly funded initiatives.
CivicLab is guided by a set of principles designed to authentically serve our partners – whether they are a funding partner, technical assistance partner, or cross-sector partnership.
Philanthropic, corporate, and government organizations partner with us to design and operate systems change initiatives to address complex social challenges. Ranging from improving postsecondary outcomes for learners of all ages, improving comprehensive equity to ensure all people live a prosperous life, and redesigning community and regional health/mental health systems, funding partners rely on CivicLab to create and execute funded initiatives aligned to their goals.
Our team provides tailored Design Labs, coaching, technical assistance, communities of practice, and leadership academies to build capacity at the individual, organization, partnership, community, and state levels.
With pressing issues demanding immediate action, some partners require capacity extension to implement their work. Rather than follow a traditional consultant approach – which rarely builds lasting capacity – we deploy our team and our partners in specific, contextual ways to temporarily extend the capacity of organizations and partnerships. These extension services are intentionally designed to reduce over time while capacity is concurrently built, allowing progress to made immediately without sacrificing future sustainability.
We are ready to work with you, to help you achieve your goals, and connect you with our network and partners.
Ascendium Education Group partnered with CivicLab to support five rural cross-sector partnerships to improve higher education and workforce outcomes for low-income adults. Learn how this collaboration is helping Ascendium achieve their goals.