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Rachel Gainer

Rachel Gainer
Rachel brings private sector know-how to Tamarack and is our newest Director of Engagement where she combines emerging technologies, generative learning and a results-driven approach to deepen engagement for Tamarack's nearly 20,000 learners.

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Tamarack 2015: A Year in Review

Posted by Rachel Gainer on July 8, 2016

Tamarack Institute was founded in 2002 and for the past 14 years we have had one simple goal. Our community of volunteers, learners and staff are dedicated to making the work of community change easier and more effective. We believe in systems change and our work assumes that we can change whole systems, for the better. We look for evidence of change in our communities – like improvements to individual or family outcomes, increased capacity within communities to address social issues, or new policies and programs to improve peoples’ lives.

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Energy Bites: Brain Food for Thinking Together

Posted by Rachel Gainer on June 4, 2016

Last April, my colleagues hosted Champions for Change in Halifax, Nova Scotia – a three-day Collective Impact gathering – and brought back with them a delicious recipe that I can say, with confidence, is now a staple for many of us. These Energy Bites were provided as a special treat during the event that helped to fuel participants' energy through their intense learning experience. Since then, my dear friend and colleague Sylvia Cheuy has brought these yummy treats to team meetings for the Tamarack Team to enjoy and we do exactly that! Not one Energy Bite remains by the end of the day.

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Anytime. Anywhere. Mobilizing Engagement with your Smartphone

Posted by Rachel Gainer on December 23, 2015

A part of me dreads the day when my children are old enough to have their own smartphones. Teens head down and fully consumed in their apps is typically an image of total disengagement.

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