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Collaborate: 5 Ideas to Consider

Collective Impact, Collaborative Leadership, Tools

When organizations attempt to develop large-scale collaborations in an effort to impact systemic change, two issues typically arise early in the discussions. The first is a desire to reach out to organizations that are alike. Non-profits mainly want to talk to other non-profits, businesses want to talk to businesses and public sector organizations and governments seek the same. The second issue is that organizational leaders want to move to action quickly without taking the time to engage broadly.

With this tool, Paul Born offers advice to those holding large-scale conversations and provides five ideas to consider for collaboration.
Paul Born

By 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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