Idea Bank
  1. 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 […]

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  2. 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.

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  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. 

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  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.

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  5. A Case Study: Participatory Budgeting in Chicago

    Posted with permission by Groundwork Chicago’s 49th Ward is better known as Rogers Park. It’s a neighborhood of middle-class houses and apartment buildings, home to Loyola University. It’s known for diversity and an affordable, laid-back kind of cool. But the 49th has a new claim to fame: In 2009, the ward’s alderman, Joe Moore, became the first elected […]

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  6. 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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  7. 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 […]

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  8. Cross Sector Collaboration Dilemmas and Tensions

    A “strategy map” describes a sequence of phases associated with several types of cross-sector collaborations and some of the activities associated with each phase. In practice, no process “blueprint” describes precisely how a process may unfold. Nor can it anticipate all the process dilemmas or tensions that occur in the design and implementation of collaborative processes. Outlined below are some typical tensions that can occur. 

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  9. Listening Projects with Marisa Castuera Hayase

    Featured Video:  At a 2012 workshop on Maui, Marisa Castuera Hayase talked about the place and value of “Listening Projects” as a strategy to improve collaboration and decision making. Two related resources can be found in the “Idea Bank” section of this website: Audience questions and Marisa’s answers from the Maui session; and a link to the State of Hawaii’s […]

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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.

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