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New Zealand’s Novel Idea: A Well-Being Budget

Societal well-being is as important as economic well-being. This was the key message from New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, at the 2019 World Economic Forum. This was a bold statement made even more poignant...

Outcome Harvesting: Principles, Steps, and Evaluation Applications

All throughout 2018 and into 2019, the Tamarack Institute has seen a large spike in interest in our Evaluation resources. This trend towards evaluating community change efforts is an encouraging one – it represents a move...

Where Can Your Work Have the Most Impact?

Last year I began a series of papers focused on exploring current methods and approaches for Community Innovation - methods that can help changemakers discover and steward opportunities for positive change in communities.

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ARTICLE | A Guide to Identifying and Sharing a Neighborhood’s Educational Assets with Young People

There is a movement across Canada to deepen community. Many neighbourhoods are hosting block parties, soup nights and sharing gifts and assets with each other. A school in Wisconsin, USA did a community survey and realized...

WEBINAR | Rethinking Democracy: Strategies That Put Citizens at the Centre

The knowledge, skills and leadership of citizens is a rich resource that too often is untapped in community change efforts. And yet, time and again it has been shown that when the assets of residents and community – the...

TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Six: Engaging Stakeholders to Build Movements for Change

Collective Impact is a framework for addressing complex community dilemmas and is most effective when trying to move the needle at a population or systems change scale.  It is not a useful framework when the purpose of the...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 175 cities represented by 61 regional partners who are working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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