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Lisa Attygalle

Lisa Attygalle
Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, relationship-building, and the use of technology. In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to improve the way they engage with their communities. Over the last four years her work has focused on creating engagement strategies for municipalities and organizations, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

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Right-Sizing Your Ask

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on January 30, 2017

Have you ever considered that maybe your ask is too small?

When I work with communities, the thing I hear myself saying over and over is to make sure you are always offering people ways to get involved. Often, the organizers will go through all the effort to get people out to an event, or to participate in a consultation, and then they don’t capitalize on the momentum. It could be as simple as inviting the community to stay informed with a newsletter or it could be a bigger commitment of time, money or effort.

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Community Engagement in Rural Areas

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on May 7, 2015

Community Engagement so often relies on citizens feeling an affinity and commitment towards their local area or an issue, but what is unique about engaging community in a rural area? What methodologies can be used to increase participation? How can we ensure that all voices are heard? In rural areas it is often harder to focus on one shared issue and to unite a community when individuals are geographically dispersed and each encounters their own nuanced lifestyle and related issues.

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Using Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on February 5, 2015

How can the community be active agents of change? What's the process of creating an effective story? What's the best way for a story to motivate action? In an age of fast communication - of snippets, of 140 characters, of 7 seconds to grab attention - it is easy to reach people, but how can we use stories to truly connect?

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Building Trust and Sustaining Momentum with Key Stakeholders

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on October 31, 2014

At the recent Collective Impact Summit I hosted a panel discussion on Building Trust and Sustaining Momentum with Key Stakeholders with Lindsay Daniller from REACH Edmonton, Elena DiBattista from the Our Kids Network, and Adaoma Patterson from the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy. Each speaker shared their successes, challenges and insights from their many years working in collaboratives and collective impact initiatives.

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Using Technology for Community Engagement

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on July 28, 2014

There are so many cool technologies out there that enable us to do more…way more…in terms of how we engage the community. There are social media integrations, dynamic polling, geo-mapping, data visualization, crowdsourcing, online decision-making, and all of these technologies enable us to go both broader and deeper than we could before.

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Be the Change

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on October 23, 2013

This week the Toronto Star featured an article on the newest Ashoka Fellows – the visionaries in our midst, the people with bold ideas, the trailblazers – and we at Tamarack are so proud that Paul Born has been recognized for his approach to addressing complex social issues by capitalizing on the power of local collaboration.

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