What is the Sustainable Southeast Partnership?

The Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP) addresses complex social, environmental, and economic challenges through cross-sector coordination and brings together diverse partners from throughout the region. Our collective impact network model is based on commitment across organizations and individuals to a common agenda, shared infrastructure, continuous communication, mutually reinforcing activities, and a shared measurement framework. 

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The reports collected here provide a network-wide analysis of the impact of SSP throughout the region.   

Finding Balance at the Speed of Trust

This long-form narrative discusses the inception and significance of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership through history, narrative and case studies. The benefits of SSP are interdependent and rooted in complex historical, cultural, and ecological contexts. As a result, the true value of the impacts of SSP’s work can be difficult to understand in a concise and purely quantitative manner. 

Balance at the Speed of Trust: Printer Friendly Version

This is a text only, printer friendly version of the long-form narrative that discusses of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership. The benefits of SSP are interdependent and rooted in complex historical, cultural, and ecological contexts. As a result, the true value of the impacts of SSP’s work difficult to understand in a purely quantitative manner. This story, therefore, provides a brief history of the region, an understanding of place, the SSP vision, and case studies of projects.   

The Value of Collaboration  

This report presents an impact evaluation of the SSP carried out in 2018. The outcomes and benefits of our work are identified, classified and then valued in dollar-equivalent terms. The purpose of this report was to examine and analyze, as rigorously as possible, the self-reported outcomes and benefits of participating in the network. Feedback was elicited from the widest possible cross-section of SSP participants, stakeholders, and community residents. The information presented is based on a series of anonymous and private semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and surveys. The findings are based on five overarching outcomes defined by SSP’s Steering Committee

Impact Evaluation Summary

This report presents an abridged version of The Value of Collaboration impact evaluation carried out in 2018.  It provides an overview of SSP’s overarching outcomes and focus areas, the community and regional surveys, the impact multiplier, monetary benefit, and cost-benefit ratio. The evidence presented supports the conclusion that the SSP has so far succeeded in its vision in measurable was in both community and regional levels.

Benefit Mapping

This report aims to identify, classify and understand the benefits of participating in the SSP network. The benefit maps provided are one component of The Value of Collaboration impact evaluation carried out in 2018 and are based on community focus groups and supplementary semi-structured one-on-one interviews carried out in SSP target communities. This report speaks to the myriad of complex and interdependent benefits that SSP’s work has created and facilitated throughout the region.

Sustainable Southeast Partnership: Our Brochure

This tri-fold brochure maps and visualizes our partnership, our strategy, vision, mission, and communities. 

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