Tag: systems change


Strengthening democracy requires building community: A taste of Democracy XChange 2019

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Feb 2019

Strengthening democracy requires building community: A taste of Democracy XChange 2019

By: Teshini Harrison On a cold January afternoon, a group of us young and old followed Chef Ashrafi down the hall of Toronto’s Regent Park Community Food Centre, where we were instructed to grab an apron, a hair net and wash our hands before being put to work in the kitchen. This was how my experience of the Democracy XChange 2019 (DXC19) began. Founded by...

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Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it

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Jan 2019

Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it

Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it By: John Saunders Nonprofits survive (and thrive) through their networks. They collaborate to share resources, build capacity, and develop solutions – often for sector-wide challenges. Engaged effectively, networks often amount to more than the sum of their individual members. Network members contribute toward addressing a shared problem or opportunity that involves more than their own selves or organization....

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Postcards from the collaborative economy

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Aug 2017

Postcards from the collaborative economy

In the nonprofit sector, we often seem to be fighting uphill battles trying to combat poverty and exclusion, addictions and mental illness, climate change, racism, political disengagement and many other challenges in our communities without the sense that we are making real progress against “the system.” As we work to support our community members’ access to jobs, food, and housing, and their exercise of rights,...

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The Reality of Coalition Building & Systems Change: Reflections on Maytree’s Connecting for Change conference

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Dec 2015

The Reality of Coalition Building & Systems Change: Reflections on Maytree’s Connecting for Change conference

ast week, The Maytree Foundation kicked off the end to a great year with its conference, Connecting for Change, a day to build thought leadership on systems transformation and poverty reduction. Throughout the day, Maytree set the tone that systems goals must be accountable, measurable, accessible, and reflect lived experiences. Coinciding with Human Rights Day, the positive energy in the room was apparent. Several key...

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