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Scot Evans

Collaboration Multiplier - 0 views

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    Collaboration Multiplier is an interactive framework and tool for analyzing collaborative efforts across fields. It is designed to guide an organization to a better understanding of which partners it needs and how to engage them, or to facilitate organizations that already work together in identifying activities to achieve a common goal, identify missing sectors that can contribute to a solution, delineate partner perspectives and contributions, and leverage expertise and resources.
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How Social Innovation Really Works - 0 views

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    If we are to innovate on the scales necessary to make the transition to a sustainable world, we have to understand how social innovation REALLY works.  In this post, I will offer a framework that reveals as much as the Hero Myth conceals in the hope that you will become more effective at driving social change in your own work.
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Challenges Facing Community Organizing in These Times - 0 views

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    Community organizing is operating in a constrained fiscal environment and a highly polarized political environment. Tight government budgets are making organizing campaigns more challenging, and the polarized political environment makes building coalitions across party lines nearly impossible.
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Coming Together to Give Schools a Boost - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    What distinguishes collective impact from run-of-the-mill collaboration is the quality of the partnership and the nature of the problem being addressed. Mark Kramer and John Kania, managing directors of a nonprofit consulting organization called FSG, which coined the term "collective impact," identified five conditions for "collective success" in a recent essay in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Above all, they say, partners must come together and agree not just on common goals, but shared ways to measure success towards those goals. They must communicate on a regular basis. And there must be a "backbone" organization that is focused full-time on managing the partnership.
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"Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System" | WiserEarth Blog - 0 views

    • Start by understanding the system you are trying to change.
    • Involve both funders and nonprofits as equals from the outset.
    • Design for a network, not an organization—and invest in collective infrastructure.
    • Cultivate leadership at many levels.
    • Create multiple opportunities to connect and communicate.
    • Remain adaptive and emergent—and committed to a long-term vision.
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You Don't Need an Empire to Build Strength for Change - 0 views

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    But pooling resources-sharing staff and workspace, designating organizational representatives to attend common meetings, and so on-takes enormous trust among partners. It requires that leadership cares more about community impact than about institution building.
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MEASURING COMMUNITY CHANGE-Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement - 0 views

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    Is your community collaborative effort making a difference? To answer this question, you now have access to an array of tools and resources that can help you prove that it is.
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Podcasts - Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services - 1 views

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    In this video, Dr. Tom Wolff, a community psychologist who is well known for his work and publications on coalition building and community development, presents as Keynote Speaker at the Canadian Conference on Community Psychology held at the University of Ottawa. The presentation draws from Dr. Wolff's new book entitled The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities and available at http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470490845.html
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We Are Media - About Project Background - 2 views

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    The We Are Media Project is a community of people from nonprofits who are interested in learning and teaching about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.
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