LISC Institute

In practice

Do you need a blueprint for how to write and organize a quality-of-life plan? Are you wondering how to tackle issues of public safety in the community?  You don’t have to start from scratch.

We've incorporated a rich body of information from within and outside the LISC network for case studies, templates and other tools to help practitioners launch, expand and strengthen their work. You can find our complete library of resources, in addition to those featured below,  by following the link at the bottom of this page.


Featured Resources

The 2019 edition of the KIDSCount Datab Book marks the 30th anniversary of the Data Book and includes a section that looks at how being a child in America has changed since 1990. 

Learn More

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing Report shows that the U.S. housing supply falls far short of what is needed.

Learn More

This webinar, featuring Jennifer Rutledge of Delphi Consultants, provides knowledge and tools that can expand your ability to lead your organization and ensure its continued strength.

Learn More

This report from Democracy Collaborative investigates the state of worker cooperatives and social enterprises in the green infrastructure field to understand the possibilities and strategies for these community wealth building enterprises to provide positive jobs in their communities.

Learn More

This report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University identifies factors expected to contribute to continuing strength in home-improvement expenditures over the coming years. 

Learn More

Read "Community Safety: What it Takes" to learn how to build a comprehensive community safety initiative by engaging residents, creating a plan, implementing a blueprint, communicating with stakeholders, leading a coalition of partners, and evaluating results.

Learn More

National Association of Counties (NACo), Rural LISC and and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) developed a mobile app that harnesses grassroots advocacy by empowering individual users to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity.

Learn More

Learn how lifting the Pell Grant ban for incarcerated person can provide wide-ranging economic and social benefits, creating a pipeline of people who will be better qualified for jobs after release and reducing recidivism.

Learn More

According to the Center for Community Progress there are more than 170 land banks now in operation, this article from Shelterforce explores how they are funded.

Learn More

This research brief seeks to understand the impact of these policy changes not just on immigrants, their families, and the communities in which they live but upon the local institutions that support them.

Learn More

The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the best living conditions for children in the United States, capturing the overall picture of a child’s well-being.

Learn More

Using commonsense, straightforward language, this guidebook from Nonprofit Quarterly explain the importance of tasks like annual budgeting, projecting and managing to cash flow and reserves, and board reporting. 

Learn More

 

From the archives


All Resources

Browse through LISC's extensive archives to find the resources you need. Our library includes new resources and those that have been published and compiled over the years. 

View All Resources