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Welcome to Impact360’s blog: The 360. Here you will find our thoughts about how researchers and practitioners can build stronger connections, integrate their approaches, and solve problems together to reduce the impacts of natural hazards and disasters. We also share Impact360 Alliance news, events, and announcements, as well as profiles about people working for and with Impact360.

Why Understanding and Mapping Empathy is Important

Why Understanding and Mapping Empathy is Important

During disasters, it is often stated that “we are all in this together.” This statement is incredibly accurate, as a crisis like COVID-19 has affected our very way of life and requires collaboration on so many levels. It is essential that we understand one another...

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Researchers and Practitioners Can Reduce Disasters By Choice

Researchers and Practitioners Can Reduce Disasters By Choice

I had the pleasure of reading Ilan Kelman’s new book “Disaster By Choice” recently in preparation for our webinar with him. My conversation with Ilan and our other guest Bijay Kumar was fascinating and absolutely worth watching. But don’t stop at watching the webinar....

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Do You Need Help Finding the Right Researcher or Practitioner?

Do You Need Help Finding the Right Researcher or Practitioner?

Building capable teams to solve wicked problems on natural hazards and disasters takes work. I've worked on plenty of projects where I heard someone say "the same ten people." They're referring to the challenge of not having the same people on the team each time you...

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Tips for Collaborating and Communicating Virtually

Tips for Collaborating and Communicating Virtually

Have you been sent home and told to work remotely? Maybe your workshop or conference was canceled, and you are struggling to deal with what to do now? If you are used to working in an office, it can take some time to get comfortable with working at home.  Impact360...

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A Checklist for Facilitating Virtual Collaboration Sessions

A Checklist for Facilitating Virtual Collaboration Sessions

In my last post, I shared how the Impact360 team uses Zoom and Miro for our virtual collaboration sessions. If it sounds like facilitating a virtual collaboration session might be tricky, that’s because it is! Similar to facilitating a meeting in person, there are...

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Using Miro and Zoom for Virtual Collaboration Sessions

Using Miro and Zoom for Virtual Collaboration Sessions

Impact360 staff all live in different places. I am in Oakland, California, Zane is in Portland, Oregon, Norman, Oklahoma, is Daphne's home, and Scott lives in Houston. As an entirely distributed team, our meetings are held over Zoom. One of our core values is being...

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How Improv Helped Me Grow as a Facilitator and Communicator

How Improv Helped Me Grow as a Facilitator and Communicator

I am always looking for opportunities to grow as a facilitator. When our Director, Scott Miles, suggested I take improvisational theatre classes, I immediately said, “yes, and.” That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?   Scott had a lot of evidence behind his...

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Impact360 believes in the power of the collective knowledge and experience of researchers and practitioners.

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