Are Meaningful Conversations Considered Social Impact?: A Lesson from Grace Lee Boggs and American Revolutionary

By August 26, 2014

  By Sahar Driver, Program Director, Active Voice     Watch American Revolutionary – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV   This is a re-post from PBS’s POV Blog.   Sahar Driver, Active Voice Program Director, shares takeaways from  Active Voice‘s engagement strategy and partnership with The World Cafe around POV’s “American Revolutionary: The…

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A Network with No Expectations

By May 23, 2012

By Pia InfanteThe practical magic and inspiration of Boston’s Barr Fellows Network story is captured simply by the following admission from Lyndia Downie, Executive Director of Pine Street Inn, – “I’m not sure I buy all this network theory, but I love the people in this network.”I encourage you to study this living history of how…

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Cultivating the Habits that Support Democracy

By February 15, 2012

By Terry Chadsey Many years ago I had a formative experience in my own understanding of democracy. I was invited to facilitate a Land Use Task Force public meeting in a community best described as transitioning from rural to suburban. Their last meeting had ended in a fistfight. I began the meeting by playfully talking…

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Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

By September 2, 2011

By Juanita Brown and Ashley Cooper Tucked away in the small Appalachian community of Burnsville, North Carolina, is a family farm and a place of meeting that has recently become the new home base for Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, Co-Founders of the World Café. Together with Ashley Cooper, a young educator, community organizer, and…

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More Than Money – Foundations As Strategic Partners

By June 22, 2011

By Chris Gates, Executive Director, PACE – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement As one of 38 affinity groups of the Council on Foundations, people are often confused about the role that we play in the philanthropic sector. PACE, and other affinity groups like it, works as a learning collaborative of funders doing work in the…

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