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Q & A: How do we get policy makers to support our ideas?

After the Impact-Ability Webinar last week with Ben Weinlick, one of the participants asked a really interesting question to which Ben sent back a thoughtful response. One of the big challenges with human centered design innovations …

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The Social Finance Deal that Keeps on Giving

Take two geniuses. The one, Bob Williams, who many consider to be the “social, environmental and economic architect” of modern British Columbia. The other, internationally renowned architect, Bing Thom. Present them with a high-rise …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Ben Weinlick: Recap

On November 14, Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack had the pleasure of talking with Ben Weinlick about Setting the Table for Allies, Adversaries, and Strangers for the third part of our IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series. If you don’t …

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Meditations for Mindful Impact

What worked in the past won’t necessarily work in the present. What works in the present won’t necessarily work in the future. What will work in the future depends on the past. EH! An obsession …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent “Change is going to come from the margins, from people who have been labeled and who have been discriminated against” – Jack Pearpoint On November 1st, we hosted the second part …

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I See Your Margaret Mead and Raise you Ten.

That’s a quote from a recent Margaret Atwood interview. She then went on to propose a qualifier to that famous Margaret Mead quote. You know the one “Never doubt that a small group of …

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The Importance of Creating a Container for Your Content

By Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski  Imagine a cloud of concepts, requests, emotions, ideas, values, outrage, research, vision, impulses and ideology swirling around you on your change-making journey. The listener or recipient of your message …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Minister Carla Qualtrough: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent On Monday, October 24, Plan Institute and Tamarack Institute kicked off the first of a seven-part IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series based on Al Etmanski’s best selling book IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread …

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Why and How it is Important for You to have a Will

By Halldor K. Bjarnason Lawyer, Access Law Group (Reposted from 2012) How would you feel if someone else was deciding who gets to keep your property, or who gets to care for your children? Not having a …

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Parents of disabled children face daunting financial preparation

Read original article here from the Globe and Mail As a mother of three children, including one with a severe developmental disability, Laurie Geschke admits that looking into the future was not something she …

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