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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.”
1/20/20 - In my blog post closing out 2019, I revisited the question I posed in March when I first launched this Finding Common Purpose blog: To what end? The question is so central, so important, that it cannot be asked too much. I’m starting out my 2020 posts by posing it again, in the context of where the blog is heading...
Balancing Individual and Institutional Responsibility
9/23/19 - What does it actually mean to have a social contract for the 21st century? That’s the question I found myself asking after speaking with Kevin Dowling. You met him in another recent post, although not by name. He and I first crossed paths at a “Future of Work” event at which I was a panelist, where he told me about his experience going from high school to culinary school...
What Might $500 Do? (Lessons from Stockton, California – Part 1)
7/15/19 - Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I’ve been calling for a new social contract, one that puts more people on a lifelong pathway to success, aimed at realizing—as a country—population-level change and reduced disparities...
“If We Can Imagine It, We Can Build It”: Susannah Morgan Interview, Part II
5/20/19 - In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the discussion I had with Susannah Morgan, the CEO at Oregon Food Bank. I shared her “fundamental mindset shift” in how she approaches her work, from “doing for” to “doing with” the people she serves.