Paul Born is a global leader and an award-winning author on issues of community. His knowledge about Collective Impact and Community Engagement is extensive. Paul grew up as the son of refugees that worked together to survive and then thrive. This experience is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good.
Paul is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute, a 35,000-member learning community, and the Founder and Director of Vibrant Communities, a Collective Impact movement including Cities Reducing Poverty,Cities Deepening Community, Communities Building Youth Futures and Community Climate Transitions. A large-scale community change facilitator, Paul is the author of four books including two Canadian best sellers. He is a global faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators. Paul was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019.
Community Conversations. Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People. 2012, BPS Books Toronto. (A Canadian best seller with more than 20,000 copies sold)
Creating Vibrant Communities. How Individuals and Organizations from Diverse Sectors of Society Are Coming Together to Reduce Poverty in Canada. 2008, BPS Books, Toronto.
Leaderful Communities. A Study in Community Leadership. 2008, VDMVerlag
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Deepening Community for Organizations
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Community Engagement Principles to Build and Sustain a Common Agenda
Community Conversations – Large scale Engagement
Top 100 Partners Tool
The First 12 Months – Effectively Launching a Collective Impact Initiative
Fundraising for Social Change
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