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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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Online Tools to Help You Get to Know Your Stakeholders!

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 19, 2016

Do you ever wonder what attendees from your latest community event enjoyed most? Or what they would like to see done differently next year? Are you trying to find out what your community's greatest needs are, or whether your programs are meeting those needs? Want to know how you can better engage, acknowledge and celebrate your volunteers? Or maybe you're interested in finding out how you can increase your funders support and dedication to your cause?

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Making Your Collaborative Work a Little Easier

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 11, 2016

"Collaboration is nothing new. The social sector is filled with examples of partnerships, networks, and other types of joint efforts. But collective impact initiatives are distinctly different. Unlike most collaborations, collective impact initiatives involve a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants." - John Kania & Mark Kramer

Collective Impact initiatives require a new way of thinking about and approaching collaboration.

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How Visible is Your Organization Online?

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 10, 2016

In their most recent Internet Use Survey, Stats Canada reported that 83% of Canadian households have access to the internet and 69% of connected households use more than one type of devise to go online. The number of Canadians that are online, and the amount of time they spend online, is growing each year. 

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How Healthy is Your Backbone?

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 5, 2016

The human backbone - the spine - is one of the most important parts of a living being. The spine's five major purposes include: movement, support, protection, coordination, and control of the entire body. 

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What is YOUR Collective Impact Story?

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 2, 2016

After the 2014 Champions for Change conference, Liz Weaver interviewed John Kania and Fay Hanleybrown of FSG for The Philanthropist -- a free online journal for practitioners, academics, supporters and others engaged in the non-profit sector in Canada. When asked about whether anything had surprised them, and what they would say has changed the most since the original Collective Impact article was written by John Kania and Mark Kramer in 2011, Fay responded saying...

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Weather the Storm of Collective Impact

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on January 29, 2016

"Community change efforts are akin to a snowstorm. There are many individual flakes of activity but they are difficult to distinguish once the snowstorm has finished." - Liz Weaver 

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