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/
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”