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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Collaborative Thinking about Collaboration - A New Tool

Posted by Mark Holmgren on October 27, 2017

I imagine the majority of us value collaboration. We believe that doing it increases impact, fosters innovation, and is especially called for when it comes to effecting large-scale systemic change (or transformational change). Many say collaboration is more efficient than disconnected social change or social service efforts.

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Why are we here?

Posted by Mark Holmgren on October 18, 2017

Such a simple question, four small words that get at the core of our community change work.

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About Collective Impact: Types of Problems, Degrees of Change, Learning Loops, and Methods of Thinking

Posted by Mark Holmgren on October 18, 2017

Collective Impact is a multi-sector approach to large-scale collaboration that is authentically inclusive of citizens in its development and implementation – in particular citizens who have life-experience with the big problems or issues being addressed, such as poverty, climate change, family violence, and so many more.

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

Posted by Mark Holmgren on October 18, 2017

In July and August, I sought out individuals in my personal and professional network to contribute to a major paper I was writing on Collaborative Leadership and Co-Creating Cities of the Future. I sought out participation through Facebook, via a survey which I promoted in emails and through Twitter.

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Developing Collective Impact Strategies

Posted by Mark Holmgren on July 6, 2017

Those of us engaged in the work of Collective Impact (CI) know that, having this clear and comprehensive framework, is an essential roadmap for effectively tackling complex issues.  However, applying the CI Framework to your own issue and developing wide consensus around a plan of action can still be challenging work.  If you find yourself nodding in agreement to the previous statement, then you will want to be sure to read my latest paper, Developing Collective Impact Strategies in which I share tools and approaches designed to help with the development of collective impact strategies.

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Ending Precarious Employment – A Game-Changer Strategy

Posted by Mark Holmgren on May 19, 2017

Precarious Employment is the jargon people like me use to describe the employment conditions and experiences of a growing number of workers in our country. Here is what that jargon means:

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