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About the C3 Resource Library

We know that there are a lot of great resources out there, often too many to look through! That is why we have specially curated C3’s Resource Library to focus on bringing together online resources and tools that help to exemplify and demonstrate the Connected Community Approach (CCA). Our aim is to support you in building a better understanding of CCA and for you to be able to browse through the resources to find tools that will help use CCA in your work and context.


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SYSTEMS CHANGE & DEEP EQUITY: Pathways Toward Sustainable Impact, Beyond “Eureka!,” Unawareness & Unwitting Harm

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Change Elemental: with Sheryl Petty and Mark Leach

Description:

This detailed monograph captures an interview with Sheryl Petty and Mark Leach as they peel back the layers of systems change rooted in deep equity. This document is divided into 4 sections for each level of deep equity work including; individual, inte...

Tags: Complexity, Equity, Prioritize Equity and Power Sharing, Work at Multiple Scales, Heavy, Article, Report

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Story Listening - In 3 Steps

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Karen Dietz, PhD

Description:

This brief handout shares a 3-step guide on how to build story listening skills so that you can listen appreciatively when others are sharing their story.

Tags: Empathy, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Learn Together, Light, Article, Handout / Tool

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Three Things Great Storytellers Do Differently

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Description:

This article inspires readers to tell the story behind the data so that the audience is invited to probe the meaning behind the data. The article introduces 5 things great storytellers do differently that the reader can learn from.

Tags: Empathy, Facilitation, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Learn Together, Light, Article

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Moving from Either/Or to Both/And Thinking

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Differentiated Coaching Associates

Description:

This article introduces Polarity thinking as a tool for moving a group beyond one way of thinking. Polarity thinking changes the debates over such issues from either/or to both/and thinking. By identifying mutual goals and common fears, as well as warn...

Tags: Collaboration, Facilitation, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Medium, Article, Handout / Tool

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The Dawn of System Leadership

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Description:

This article introduces the idea of a systems leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership. To do this the article identifies three core capabilities of systems leaders, demystifies what systems leadership is and shares current learnings about ...

Tags: Complexity, Organizational Culture, Create Connected Communities from the Inside Out, Work at Multiple Scales, Heavy, Article

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Building Trust in Community Collaborations

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Centre for Connected Communities Staff

Description: Trust is about relationships. The process of building strong, open, and trusting relationships should be an outcome of a connected community initiative, as an important foundation to achieving other deliverables and outputs. A community backbone organiza...

Tags: Emergence, Make Community Building Visual, Embrace the Messiness, Light, Article

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The Connected Community Approach: A Theoretical Framework

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Anne Gloger, Ewa Cerda Llanos, James Iveniuk and Ewa Modlinska

Description:

The Connected Community Approach was created using insights from a variety of theories and practices including Asset Based Community development, Collective Impact, Systems and Complexity theories. This article describes the ways in which CCA takes the...

Tags: Complexity, Collaboration, Learn Together, Heavy, Article

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A Community Backbone Organization's Theory of Change

Date: February 20th 2019

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This document demonstrates how a community backbone organization adds value to place based interventions and initiatives by strengthening social fabric.

"In the Connected Community Approach (CCA), a community backbone organization (aka a...

Tags: Resilience, Complexity, Make Community Building Visual, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Article, Report

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The 10 Keys of the Connected Community Approach

Date: August 8th 2020

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This visual of the 10 keys can be a useful tool to use when designing complex community processes - the 10 keys are listed in a way that can be useful for workshop handouts or a visual aid or prompt.

Tags: Network Weaving, Complexity, Learn Together, Light, Handout / Tool, Image

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Shared Platform Guidebook

Date: February 6th 2019

Author: Ontario Nonprofit Network

Description: Some of the best community building originates with an informal network of people. Eventually, questions of governance will be raised. As an informal group, it is difficult to raise funds and hire staff, yet creating an incorporated entity, policies and f...

Tags: Build Creative Infrastructure, Heavy, Report

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