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Paul Born

Paul Born
Paul Born is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where he is creating Vibrant Communities and leads the national networks, Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community. The author of four books, including two Canadian best sellers, Born is a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators. Paul grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership and specializes in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action. Paul is a motivational speaker, and large-scale community change facilitator. He resides in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Friendraising Workbook

Community Engagement, Tools, Vibrant Communities

This workbook outlines both the art and science of fundraising and emphasizes the correlation between raising funds and finding friends. Most...

Literature Review: Community Leadership

Collaborative Leadership, Articles

This review of available resources in the area of leadership, community and community leadership has been compiled and critiqued by Tamarack...

Top 100 Partners Exercise

Community Engagement, Collective Impact, Tools

Consider the top 100 people and organizations in your community that could help you realize the change you want to see. Imagine that they were...

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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