Relationship Building As A Measure of Impact

By October 20, 2011

By John Esterle (The following can also be found on Beth Kanter’s blog, as a guest post from John.) One of the themes raised up as the GEO/Monitor Institute conference came to an end was the importance of trust and relationship building in networks. Indeed, that was my theme for the day given that I…

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Mindful Media

By September 28, 2011

By John Esterle Recently, I was fortunate to attend Images and Voices of Hope’s annual Summit. The people, the setting, and what transpired left me feeling, in a word, hopeful! Corny, I know, but there it is. I’m honored IVOH has posted some closing reflections I shared at the end of the summit, which can…

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PEAK Philanthropy: A Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid for Foundation Giving

By September 21, 2011

By CJ Callen Abraham Maslow has hit the big time in the world of business – whether you are talking about the industries of articulate, design or hospitality. Recently, I was moved to read Chip Conley’s PEAK: How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow. This is a great and heartfelt exploration of how Conley…

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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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Is it a strategy? An outcome? A tool? It’s a Network!

By February 2, 2011

By Pia Infante February 2, 2011 From the Hollywood hit The Social Network to the recently published non-profit “how to” guide The Networked Nonprofit, it’s clear that in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors – we are abuzz about the power of networks. Particularly social networks. I had the opportunity a few days ago, at…

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