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Accelerating Promising Practices for Small and Rural Libraries (APP) Program Report

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)’s Accelerating Promising Practices for Small and Rural Libraries (APP) program was designed to support libraries serving smaller and more rural communities as they develop community-prioritized services that would document community histories, advance digital inclusion of residents, and transform school-based libraries into centers…

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Spotlight on TCC Group Changemakers: Amitis Oskoui

How do you incorporate equity into your work? To me, social impact is synonymous with advancing equity. I don’t believe we can have a positive impact on society without also ensuring our society reflects the diversity of our communities, and that those communities’ voices are not only included, but that…

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A Journey From GenCon to Social Impact

“Gaming brings people together” – Lisa Su, CEO, Advanced Micro Devices This year, I had the unique opportunity to attend GenCon2023, North America’s largest tabletop game convention. With an estimated attendance surpassing 70,000, this year’s event gathered game designers, developers, distributors, and enthusiasts in Indianapolis. Over several days, attendees shared,…


Values-Based Communication: How Leading with Values Can Power Your Organization

All organizations – whether funders, nonprofit service providers, advocates, large or small, or focused locally, nationally, or internationally—have values that are operationalized and communicated every day. These values may or may not be formally articulated or even align with mission and vision, yet they shape all interactions and can either…

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Harnessing the Power of Values to Advance Narrative Change

Stories are the most powerful tools we have to connect with others, be remembered, and inspire action.[1] A single story can create empathy, challenge beliefs, and change hearts and minds. From Aesop’s Fables to Biblical parables, stories are often embedded with “lessons” about the way the world works, and teach…


American Evaluation Association: Evaluation 2023 “The Power of Story”

What Kind of Story Can Be Told By Your Organization’s Demographics?: Overcoming Challenges to Effectively Collect and Use Organizational Demographic Data”, Presented by Amy Lippincott “Putting Descartes Before the Report: How the Grid Design System Can Help Tell Your Evaluative Story”, Presented by Rose Konecky “What is Outcome Valuation and…


The Communications Network Annual Conference- ComNet23

“The Art of Narrative Change: From Community Listening to Immersive Theater” This poster presentation by Jessie Landerman, Senior Consultant, Integrated Initiatives will explore how we partnered with communities to create immersive theater, its impact on audiences at all stages of change, and lessons learned from evaluating theatergoers’ responses.


Strategic Roadmap: Scaling Economic Mobility Narrative Change

Harmful narratives around economic mobility are becoming pervasive, but promising new narratives are emerging that reveal systemic causes of poverty and inequality, and that elevate shared humanity. These narratives are helping community organizers, journalists, and cultural influencers challenge deeply held beliefs and stereotypes that stand in the way of change.…

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