James Stauch


James Stauch is the Director of the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University where he has developed or co-created social innovation, leadership, and systems-focused learning programs for both undergraduates and the broader community.  A former foundation executive and philanthropy and social change consultant, James currently serves as a Director on the Board of Alberta Ecotrust, as an Advisor to the Metcalf Foundation and Nonprofit Resilience Lab, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Philanthropist.  He is the lead author of an annual scan of trends and emerging issues, produced in partnership with Calgary Foundation.  His recent contributions to community-partnered knowledge production include The Right to Eat Right, with YYC Food Security Fund and Place2Give Foundation, Aging in Thriving in the 21st Century, with ATCO, Merging for Good, with Trellis, The Problem Solver's Companion: A Practitioners' Guide to Starting a Social Enterprise, co-produced with Shaun Loney and Encompass Co-op; In Search of the Altruithm: AI and the Future of Social Good, co-authored with Alina Turner of Helpseeker; and A Student Guide to Mapping a System, co-produced with Systems-Led Leadership and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford.

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