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Mark Holmgren

Mark Holmgren
Mark is driven by the desire to change community conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty and the marginalization of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. A proven leader of poverty reduction efforts, Mark is known for his innovative eye and his ability to converge big picture thinking with on the ground implementation. As the Director of Vibrant Communities Canada, Mark leads Tamarack’s engagement of 75 member communities leading local poverty reduction efforts and works with his team to develop learning opportunities and resources that add value to this Pan-Canadian network.

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Agree-Disagree Tool for Collaboration

Collective Impact, Collaborative Leadership, Tools

TOOL | This tool will help groups develop a common understanding of one another’s perspectives on collaboration and can assist in making a case...

35 Voices on Collaborative Leadership and Co-Creating Cities of the Future

Collaborative Leadership, Publications, Mark Holmgren

Thirty-five people engaged in the co-creation of this paper with Tamarack's Mark Holmgren to offer their perspective on collaborative leadership...

Developing Collective Impact Strategies

Collective Impact, Articles

This article, written by Mark Holmgren, contains tools and approaches designed to help with the development of Collective Impact strategies and is...

Sometimes to Hear the Music you Have to Turn Down the Noise: A Game-Changer Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy and Evaluation

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Mark Holmgren, Vibrant Communities

PUBLICATION | From a poverty reduction perspective, we are inundated with the voices of our clients, our funders and donors, our colleagues,...

Collective Impact: Watch out for the Pendulum Swing

Collective Impact, Articles

Outlining some of the biggest obstacles and challenges that individuals and groups face in collective impact.

Community Engagement workshopLearn about Tamarack's upcoming learning calendar

Interested in expanding your knowledge and capacity to tackle the community issues you're facing? Tamarack hosts a number of in-person workshops as well as free online webinars and communities of practice to help you meet this challenge.

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