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Tamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute
The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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The Cover Story Tool

Collective Impact, Tools

TOOL | The Cover Story is an exercise that can be used for multiple purposes. The object of the game is to act as journalists whose job it is to...

Experimenting with Human-Centered Design: Workbook

Collective Impact, Tools

TOOL | Human Centered Design is a process that starts with people and ends with new solutions that are tailored to their needs. The process...

The Six Thinking Hats Tool

Collective Impact, Tools

TOOL | This tool is particularly useful when exploring an issue from several different perspectives. Each hat focuses on a subject area and...

Building Readiness through the Collective Impact Feasibility Framework: Featuring Robert Albright

Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos, Community Change

WEBINAR | Collective Impact (CI) is more than having a good idea, it is about convening community leaders around a complex problem and then trying...

Transformative Action Webinar Series: Communications Planning

Community Engagement, Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos

WEBINAR | We are overwhelmed by the amount of information coming at us from all sources, including social media. How do you make sure your...

Transformative Action Webinar Series: Collaborative Governance

Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos, Sylvia Cheuy

WEBINAR | You have your partners at the table, but how do you keep them engaged?  This webinar provides an overview of the key elements of...

Transformative Action Webinar Series: Shared Measurement

Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos, Liz Weaver

WEBINAR | This informative webinar will provide useful approaches to understanding the how and why of Shared Measurement. We explore two specific...

Scoping Our Work Tool

Collective Impact, Tools

TOOL | Community change efforts often involve addressing complex issues with multiple root causes. The paradox of this work is that leaders must...

Transformative Action Webinar Series: Problem Identification

Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos, Liz Weaver

WEBINAR | Successful collaborative efforts require a deep understanding of the problem that the group is trying to solve.  The webinar will...

Principles-Focused Evaluation Webinar: Featuring Mark Cabaj and Michael Quinn Patton

Webinars & Videos, Evaluation, Community Innovation

WEBINAR | How can social innovators and would-be change makers ensure they are adhering to core principles and assess whether doing so is yielding...

Transformative Action Webinar Series: Community Engagement

Community Engagement, Collective Impact, Webinars & Videos

WEBINAR | Community Engagement is about knowing your audience, identifying your engagement goals and then using practical tools and building an...

The Engagement Continuum

Community Engagement, Tools

TOOL | Five levels of engagement that are key to clarifying the appropriate level of engagement before implementing an engagement strategy.

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.

Explore upcoming opportunities