Category Archives: Community Engagement

What Financial Conversations Could Be…It’s About More Than Money

At our most recent board meeting for Creating the Future, we took time to deeply explore the role financial management, reporting, and leadership should play in the organization. As a demonstration project exploring what could be possible for all boards, we spend a fair amount of time engaged in a process talking about process. I personally…

Only Connect

If we say, “Craigslist,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Finding a deal on a used guitar? Selling your kids’ old bikes? Finding a roommate? For Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, it is about connecting. In his words, it is about the assumption that people will work together and “give each…

Stop Using Volunteers!

What changes when we stop “using and utilizing volunteers?” Nothing less than greater participation from the whole community, towards actually accomplishing your mission – according to volunteerism consultant, university instructor and former Volunteer Center CEO Lisa Humenik. This one simple change can lead to greater effectiveness for social change groups, and more engagement and fulfillment…