In this groundbreaking book, Tom Wolff spells out six proven principles for creating collabo- rative solutions for healthy communities. The Power of Collaborative Solutions addresses contemporary social problems by helping people of diverse circumstances and backgrounds work together to solve community challenges. Filled with clear principles, illustrative stories, and practical tools, this book shows how to make lasting change really happen.
Praise for The Power of Collaborative Solutions
"This is a truly transformative book and a must-read. Tom Wolff crafts a path to change that is at once visionary and achievable."
—MEREDITH MINKLER, professor of health and social behavior, University of California, Berkeley, and coauthor, Community-Based Participatory Research for Health (Jossey-Bass, 2008)
"If you want to bring about sustained positive change in your community, read this book. The stories will inspire you, and the lessons will shine a light on your leadership path."
—TYLER NORRIS, founding president, Community Initiatives
"Here you'll find not just theory, but also the hard-won, down-to-earth detail on how to make collaboration work where you live and act."
—BILL BERKOWITZ, professor emeritus of psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
"Tom has a tremendous fount of knowledge, and he knows just what to do with it and how to help others use it. His kind and commonsensical manner means that his intellect is accessible."
—LINDA BOWEN, executive director, Institute for Community Peace, Washington, D.C.
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