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Guidelines for the Idea Bank

The Idea Bank is a place for sharing ideas and resources that will enhance and advance the use of collaborative practices in Hawaii.

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  1. A 21st Century Ahupua'a, Regional Food Security for Hawaii Nei

    Aloha Kākou, As the a junior member of this group, please let me introduce myself. I am Simon Russell, Farmer, Father, Husband, aspiring public policy wonk, VP of the Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) 501(c)5 ( and President of the Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation (HFUF) 501(c)3, chair of the Legislative Committee of HFUU, member of several […]

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  2. Politics, Science and Collaboration

    A keynote talk by Robbie Alm, Esq. President of Collaborative Leaders Network at the Joint Fact Finding Conference on March 6, 2014   “Politics, science and collaboration.” If that is the answer on the popular television game show “Jeopardy,” then what is the question? The question is “Name a man-made disaster; a dangerous set of myths; and a figment […]

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  3. Looking for Resources on Inter-Organizational Collaboration

    CLN received a request for assistance from University of Hawaii, Public Administration Professor, Susan Chandler.  So, we are putting a call out to you! Do you have or know of a resource – a book, article, author, website, etc. – that  discusses ways to manage conflict within inter-organizational collaboratives?  If so, please send a note directly to Susan at

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  4. 7 Tips for Building a Movement

    James Koshiba created this slideshow for a 2013 presentation to a group of marketing professionals. The lessons learned are based on his experiences and observations with Kanu. We think some of the strategies and tips for community movement apply to community collaborations. 7 Tips for Building a Movement

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  5. To Get to the Good, You Gotta Dance With the Wicked

    The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) recently posted an article suggesting the need to look beyond a single solution to resolve complex problems (or “wicked problems”). Instead, “dynamic solutions” and the value of involving community stakeholders in all aspects of problem solving, from planning to assessment. Follow this link to SSIR to read this provocative article.

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