Posts tagged: story

How Do You Know Your Stories Are Making a Difference?

This article was written for and published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on June 25th.

By Paul VanDeCarr

The “How Do We Know” web site uses garden tools as metaphors to provide fresh language for exploring media impact. Shovels, for example, represent investigative stories that dig for the truth.

For many storytellers — even advocacy storytellers — there …   Read more

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When Anger is the Logical Choice

How do we make challenging critiques within philanthropy in a way that people can hear?
That question came up strongly this week when I read a couple of blog posts from Jake Hayman of the Social Investment Consultancy, starting with “Not Fit for Purpose: Why I’m Done with the Foundation World.” His bracing list of ten …   Read more

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Grantees Lifting Each Other’s Work Up: Repost from IVOH

The following post first published on the IVOH website, one of our grantees, lifts up the work of another one of our grantees, Active Voice, and their new project ONWARD.

By Ronnie Lovler 
Ronnie is an ivoh core team member and freelance writer, editor, and English/Spanish translator.
Not too long ago, I helped out a friend who was running for …   Read more

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Do Less, Accomplish More: The Art of the Un-Conference

Thinking forward towards a gathering TWI will be hosting this fall, I’ve been reflecting on the delicate art of the Un-Conference.  I think of these as experiences that relatively quickly cultivate authentic connection and intimacy between strangers, stimulate new learning, and are spacious enough to allow for emergence.
There’s a facilitation metaphor that fits here:  Facilitating …   Read more

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The Metrics Myth

Originally first published on the Blended Value site, written by Jed Emerson.
Why Quantitative Presentation of Qualitative Value Matters
Since at least the early ‘90s, those involved in the generation of more than money have been on a quest to capture the right balance between documentation of impact and claims to same. For me personally, I have been …   Read more

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