IGH Online Community of Impact

About the IGH Online Community of Impact

A community of impact (CoI) is a group of people who work towards a shared passion or cause, and learn how to do the work better through interacting and sharing knowledge. IGH aims to create an online CoI for professionals working with people experiencing homelessness. The IGH CoI connects members to a collaborative and dynamic global network of knowledge of what works in ending homelessness. The CoI involves the following activities: webinars, resource guides, and knowledge-sharing platforms.

Webinar Series: Effective homeless systems and programs

Our webinar series provides CoI members with a unique learning opportunity to engage with homeless experts on a curated list of topics. Each webinar centers on a key topic area with case studies and sessions led by subject matter experts. Topics for the webinars include effective prevention programs, Housing First, advocacy and government relations, measuring impact, gender and homelessness, reaching target populations, incorporating the voices of lived experience into programs, and spearheading system change.

Knowledge Sharing Platforms: Facilitated discussions on homelessness news and research

In order for members to have the space to engage and share with each other, IGH hosts discussions on several platforms, including Google Forums and the IGH Hub. IGH facilitates discussions around each month’s topic as well as promoting new streams of sharing based on recent news and research on homeless programs. As the CoI develops, members will increasingly drive the content and agenda based on their needs and interest.

Resource Guides: Evidenced-based research, best practices, and toolkits

As a supplement to webinars, CoI members receive a primer on each topic including: high-quality research, relevant tools, and best practices from global cities. The resource guide will also be available on IGH’s website.

A Global View: News and updates from fellow professionals

Receive updates on homelessness events, non-COI webinars, research, and data from around the world.