Developing Your Collaboration Impact Story 

Virtual Workshop | July 16, 2024

1:00 - 3:30 PM ET



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About the workshop

Stories have always been central to how humans make sense of the world, and they are essential in the work of community change because they are an engaging and effective way of helping people to understanding the complexities on an issue. Because stories engage both our rational mind and our emotions, they are easier to remember and help us to make sense out of patterns.

Stories fuel collaborative action because they build empathy, foster shared understanding, inspire a sense of what is possible and, can communicate a compelling case for change. Telling your collaboration’s impact story in a powerful way contributes to the long-term sustainability of your shared work.

Earlier this year, Tamarack developed Developing your Collaboration Impact Story tool. It builds upon four key elements of successful collaborations – people, process, resources, and impact – outlined in 10: A Guide to Build a Sustainable and Resilient Collaboration which was released last year.

Join Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy for this virtual ½-day workshop that will guide you and fellow changemakers in crafting your collaboration’s own impact story.


Workshop Pre-Learning

A 1-hour individual pre-learning exercise is designed to clarify your learning goals and consider the content you might want to share as part of your Collaboration’s impact story. 

2.5 Hour Virtual Workshops 


Participants will learn about the seven steps to craft compelling stories which highlight their collaborative’s successes and progress and be guided to craft your collaboration’s impactful story in order to attract and retain funders and partners to deepen your community impact.

1-Hour Coaching Session

A one-hour coaching session with fellow learners one month after the virtual workshop to further deepen and support your efforts to translate your learning into action.

this learning opportunity is designed specifically for those who:

  • Implementing a collaborative project and want to better understand your impact.

  • Playing a lead communications role on behalf of a collaboration.

  • Guiding a collaborative project through a phase of renewal.

  • Wondering about the sustainability of your collaboration and how to plan for it.

meet the workshop facilitators


Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and strategic lead for the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre advances community change efforts by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation, and evaluating community impact. Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact complex issues. Prior to her current role at Tamarack, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team assisting place-based collaborative tables to move their work from idea to impact.

Learn more about Liz


Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collaboration Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. Sylvia believes that when the assets of residents and community are recognized and connected they become powerful drivers of community change.

Before joining Tamarack, Sylvia was the founding Executive Director of Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), a grassroots citizen initiative that fosters collaborative leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of well-being for Ontario's Headwaters region. This experience gives Sylvia practical knowledge and first-hand experience of what it takes to engage and mobilize positive community change.  Her work with HCIA was published as a chapter entitled, A Citizen-Led Approach to Enhancing Community Well-Being in the newly published Handbook of Community Well-Being Research.

Learn more about Sylvia

pricing & logistics

Registration for this session is now open and limited to 60 learners to ensure a dynamic learning experience. Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package, including log-in details for the virtual workshop. All participants will receive an email to register for a follow-up coaching session one month after the event. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Post-workshop, participants will be invited to register for a post-event coaching session. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Can’t attend the workshop, but love the content? Get in touch with Isaac to learn more about how you can bring a custom version of this workshop to your organization or collaborative.

Single registration





group registration


We recommend attending with a colleague. Learn together to accelerate your impact!

tamarack member


All members of our CEP, CBB, CBYF & CCT networks are eligible for the group discount.

The Paul Born Be A Light Scholarship Fund

We want everyone to learn how to improve their community! To ensure this, Tamarack supports low-income learners through the Paul Born Be a Light Fund.

Please fill out this form if you would like to apply for a scholarship. You can also learn how you can donate to the Paul Born Be A Light Fund and get a charitable receipt. Reach out to Stephanie if you have any questions or concerns.