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Finding Common Purpose

About This Blog

Finding Common Purpose is a blog about building a 21st Century Social Contract so that more people are born healthy, gain a quality education, secure a well-paying job, and live a healthy and secure life.  It is written by Andrew Wolk, founder & CEO of Root Cause. Read more on Andrew’s website: https://andrewwolk.com/blog/

Finding Common Purpose

You Have to Pick a Side

7/13/2020 - As part of my continuing journey of allyship, I am reading Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be An Antiracist. While Kendi's premise is so simple, what he asks us to do is, admittedly, difficult—because a "racist" is defined as "supporting a racist policy through actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea."

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Allyship: Listening, Supporting, Acting

6/29/2020 - In my last blog post, I wrote that those of us who are White have an obligation to go on an intentional journey of allyship—no matter how messy and uncomfortable it may be.

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You Cannot Lead If You Don’t Understand Your White Privilege

6/9/2020 - About a week ago, I started listening to the Seeing White podcast and heard comedian D.L. Hughly say these words, "Trump is who we are." If ever there was a moment when we as a nation must commit to being something different—particularly those of us like me who have power and privilege by virtue of being white—it is now.

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Is This Our Guaranteed Income Moment?

5/25/2020 - What do Pope Francis, Richard Nixon, Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles Murray, and Andrew Yang all have in common? They have all advocated for some form of guaranteed income as a critical way to help people get on and stay on what I call the Pathway to Lifelong Success.

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5 Disruptive Innovations for the Social Sector

5/4/2020 - I've been giving a lot of thought lately to something Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief of staff, said about the 200809 financial meltdown: "Never allow a good crisis go to waste. It's an opportunity to do the things you once thought were impossible.

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Respond→Recover→Reframe

4/20/2020 - The New York Times began a series last week titled The America We Need. It began with “The coronavirus pandemic may have reminded Americans that they’re all in it together.

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In this Time of Crisis, Our Sector Shows It’s Essential

4/6/20 - A little over a year ago, I wrote, “I cannot help but believe that nonprofits, philanthropy, and government can harness all our good work as a major force to help bridge this divisiveness and advance the country through the twenty-first century.”

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