Idea Bank
  1. Collective Impact

    Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations. For more on this topic, visit the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

    Read More
  2. Facilitators' Credo

    A Credo for Facilitators was put together by Peter Adler, John Barkai, Donna Ching, Dolores Foley, Holly Henderson, Kem Lowry, Tom Mitrano, and Jane Yamashiro in 1998. The statement grew out of a series of discussions about the use and occasional abuse of “facilitation” in the public, private, and civic sectors. The authors encourage readers to…

    Read More
  3. Impacts of Cultural Differences and Diversity

    Understanding how cultural differences manifest themselves is crucial. While an individual’s nationality does not necessarily determine the attitudes and behavior they bring to a gathering, it can provide valuable guidance on facilitation strategies likely to be more successful over others.

    Read More
  4. Building Trust

    20 things you can do to help environmental stakeholder groups talk more effectively about science, culture, professional knowledge and community wisdom. By Peter S. Adler and Juliana E. Birkhoff, Ph.D. Click here to view the PDF.

    Read More
  5. Collaboration: The Courage to Step into a Meaningful Mess

    Collaboration: The Courage to Step into a Meaningful Mess, explores challenges commonly encountered in collaborative endeavors. The article was featured on the Berkana Institute website. Our appreciation to Alycia Lee of the Hub Amsterdam Collaboracy for permission to post this piece and to Lily Bloom Domingo for sharing the article with us.

    Read More
  6. Nonprofit Technology Network Focuses on Collaboration

    The theme of the December 2012 issue of NTEN is collaboration and coalition building. Some of what you will find in this issue includes six key principles for advocacy campaigns, tools for collaboration, and tips for determining if your organization is collaboration-ready. (To access this issue you will need to complete a quick registration process.) Click…

    Read More
  7. Listening Projects Questions and Answers

    This is a companion piece to the video of Marisa Castuera Hayase’s Maui presentation on Listening Projects. Is all of your listening tour work one-on-one or do you work in group settings? Both. The focus group setting can be limiting, especially for people who feel shy in groups and where they are sharing personal information. I have…

    Read More
  8. NCDD Community Blog

    To access informative articles and references on collaborative process, visit the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) Community Blog at www.ncdd.org/news GroupWorks Pattern Language card deck Open Space on Open Space coming up in March in San Francisco Group Decision Tip: Decide How to Decide by Craig Freshley Resources on Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Days…

    Read More
  9. Lecture

    Please help me to understand if I wanted to share a presentation on spiritual connection and its importance in today’s society of perpetuating of strengthening one’s foundation — could I speak with someone? Mahalo! Leilani

    Read More
Page 1 of 212

Idea Bank

This section is a place where facilitators and conveners can discuss ideas and share resources related to collaboration. New postings are always welcome.

Please enable JavaScript for full site functionality. Click here to learn how.