How to Build Collaborative Fundraising Relationships

How to Build Collaborative Fundraising Relationships

What started off as curiosity about creating a supportive environment for social innovators soon gave way to skepticism as the conversation turned to how to move this idea forward.  A prospective partner posed a critical question that the meeting organizers hadn’t...
Lessons From Purpose-Driven Companies

Lessons From Purpose-Driven Companies

Entrepreneurs who run purpose-based ventures are a special breed. Determined to tackle social and environmental challenges with business their tool of choice, these impassioned changemakers give us much hope for the future. But their passionate pursuits aren’t easy....
Social Change Happens Here

Social Change Happens Here

For every movement of social change, there are the tools, resources and support systems that empower those who forge the path forward. Some go even a step further. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the changemakers, helping push the boulders up the hill, shouting...
When Collaboration Proves Difficult, These Steps May Help

When Collaboration Proves Difficult, These Steps May Help

When we work together it’s easy to make assumptions about someone being difficult. However, underneath these assumptions are often problems with the human system we’re a part of, which is what really needs to be addressed. I was involved in a failed attempt to...
Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Over the past year I’ve been deepening my understanding of equity and inclusion and my role in advancing these values.  In sharing what I’ve learned my wish is that you come away inspired to help your workplace better resemble the change you seek to be in the world....
How to Achieve Greater Impact Through Virtual Teams

How to Achieve Greater Impact Through Virtual Teams

Over the years I’ve been a member of, and consulted with, numerous virtual teams that are committed to making our communities better places to live. Through these experiences I’ve learned that the success of virtual teams ultimately depends upon the quality of...

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