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Healthy, vibrant communities begin with people in all sectors working together to create positive, collective impact.

As we work toward a strong, engaged, and connected society, we continue to collect incredible resources centered on systemic, collaborative action. We encourage you to explore the leaders in the field of social innovation and collaboration and access the information and resources they share.

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TamarackLogoTamarack
Tamarack offers a Learning Community for collaborative leadership professionals who are charting new ways to engage people from multiple sectors to work together.

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human-dynamics-logo-squareHuman Systems Dynamics
Provides models for understanding your world and methods for taking action to change it. HSD helps you recognize the unpredictable, emergent environments of today’s social and economic systems, and take informed action to get the results you’re looking for.

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Social Innovation GenerationSocial Innovation Generation
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) is a group who believes that serious social problems can be solved. SiG’s focus is on fostering social innovation to achieve impact, durability, and scale by engaging the creativity and resources of all sectors.

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Stanford Social Innovation ReviewStanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues.

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presencing_institutePresencing Institute
Presencing creates awareness-based social technologies for change makers around the world.

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SAS2SAS2
SAS2’s flexible tools and grounded theory can help you transform situations and relationships between the key actors and their understanding of problems and options.

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Cognitive EdgeCognitive Edge
Cognitive Edge is at the leading edge of developing approaches that allow organizations to absorb uncertainty and create resilience, which conventional approaches would ignore.

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IdeoIDEO.org
IDEO.org believes that the most potent weapon against global poverty is design. The solutions, systems, and social innovation that arise from truly understanding and designing alongside the poor are the most likely to offer hope and improve lives.

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ReosReos Partners
Reos Partners has been designing and facilitating systemic change projects for 20 years and have built a rigorous set of transformative methods. Reos Partners enables people mired in complexity, confusion, and conflict to work together to construct new realities and a better future.

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Systems thinking is schoolsSystems Thinking in Schools
The Waters Foundation’s Systems Thinking in Schools work is recognized worldwide for making systems thinking accessible and practical, both for children in classrooms as well as executives in boardrooms.

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absiABSI Connect
ABSI Connect is a collaborative initiative strengthening, connecting, and accelerating social innovation leadership and development in Alberta.

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capacitycanadaCapacity Canada
Capacity Canada provides nonprofit leaders with new resources and professional support that enhances leadership skills, stimulates cross-sector collaboration, promotes knowledge sharing, and encourages social innovation.

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csi_logo_on_whiteCentre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social Innovation offers tools and resources to support new innovations in the face of community challenges.

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innoweave-logo-with-tagInnoweave
Innoweave helps community organizations learn about, assess, and implement new approaches such as developmental evaluation, social enterprise, social finance, impact and strategic clarity, collective impact, outcomes finance, constructive engagement, scaling impact, and cloud computing.

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inwithforwardInWithForward
InWithForward shares their learning on making social change happen, working: In homes and systems. With people, professionals, and policymakers. To move lives Forward. 

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thinkjarThink Jar Collective
Think Jar Collective explores how to problem solve better and help people, organizations and systems enhance their creative capacity.

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natural-stepThe Natural Step
The Natural Step aims to accelerate transition to a sustainable society, and assists organizations and individuals in working towards sustainability.

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Foundational Books

Getting to MaybeGetting to Maybe: How the World is Changing by Frances Westley
Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.

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The Fifth DisciplineThe Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
The Fifth Discipline is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.

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Community ConversationsCommunity Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People by Paul Born
In community conversations, common goals are embraced by a diverse array of people. Many different backgrounds and influencers are drawn from multiple sectors, including community organizations, the various levels of government, and businesses big and small.

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