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Community Wealth Partners Appoints Director of Learning and Impact

Addition of Social Sector Leader Signals Firm’s Commitment to Continuous Learning Washington, DC – Community Wealth Partners (http://www.communitywealth.com) is pleased to announce that Rachel Mosher-Williams has joined the firm as their first Director of Learning and Impact. Mosher-Williams is leading the design of learning and performance measurement systems so Community Wealth Partners and its partners increase their understanding of what it takes to solve social problems and adopt continuous learning …Read More

New Year’s Resolutions: Our hopes for the social sector in 2012

Coming off of a restful and happy holiday season, the CWP team has spent the last few days contemplating what lies ahead in 2012. Inspired by the resolutions of other nonprofit leaders, such as those in a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article, we decided to put together our own New Year’s resolutions for the social sector in 2012. Overall these resolutions represent our hopes for a social sector that is …Read More

The Home that Community Wealth Partners Built!

Yesterday, after several months of camping out in temporary space, the Community Wealth Partners team moved into our very own office space on the 10th floor of 1825 K St. in Washington, DC. We’ve been building out this space over the past year to reflect our core values: Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Ambition. As such, the architecture invites in natural light through large windows, fosters conversation and co-creation with …Read More

Top Ten Tips for Effective Measurement

Community Wealth Partners works with clients to enhance organizational sustainability and growth for greater impact. One of the best ways to demonstrate impact is to measure both the performance and the outcomes of an organization. Here are some tips to improve measurement within your organization. 1. Quantify Your Mission Statement Most mission statements reflect positive, but abstract, goals. Turn these abstract goals into specific, measurable targets. Organizations that quantify their …Read More

The Fight Against Malaria: Lessons for the Nonprofit Sector

Bill Shore, founder of Community Wealth Partners and the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, has spent the last year researching and writing about the fight against malaria, which claims between 1 and 3 million lives each year, according to Malaria No More. Incredibly, the disease infects more than 100 million people each year and is responsible for more childhood mortality than any other single infectious agent, according to Sanaria. …Read More

First Person: Mary McCullough-Hudson, President and CEO, Fine Arts Fund

Cincinnati’s Fine Arts Fund is now ArtsWave, the result of revamping its mission and changing its focus. President and CEO Mary McCullough-Hudson talked with Community Wealth Vanguard about balancing mission, innovation, and sustainability. One element influencing the case for change was a report the Fund commissioned, The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts. What factors led the Fine Arts Fund to evaluate its …Read More

First Person: Caroline Hendrie, Executive Director, Education Writers Association

Community Wealth Vanguard talked with Caroline Hendrie, Executive Director of the Education Writers Association, about the challenges and opportunities of taking the helm in a time of transition. You’ve taken the helm of EWA when the organization is going through fairly dramatic changes. Has that shifting landscape presented hurdles for a new leader? With EWA, it’s very interesting. The strategic plan was done before this major change in leadership. The …Read More

First Person: Dale Mezzacappa, Board Chair, Education Writers Association

Dale Mezzacappa, Board President of the Education Writers Association, talked with Community Wealth Vanguard about sustainability and refining the organization’s mission to reach a broader audience. What factors led the board and leadership of EWA to engage in a planning process? Obviously the main factor is that the journalism profession is changing rapidly. EWA felt that we had to adapt to see how we could better serve the members of …Read More

Sustaining Social Impact

According to Community Wealth Partners, a sustainable organization delivers relevant social impact and will continue to do so. Community Wealth Partners recently worked with two organizations, the Washington, DC-based Education Writers Association and Cincinnati’s Fine Arts Fund, as they assessed their missions and strategies to ensure sustainability. Community Wealth Vanguard talked to leaders from both organizations about how perceived threats to their sustainability—signs that they might become irrelevant if they …Read More

Social Enterprise: A Portrait of the Field

The Social Enterprise Alliance recently partnered with Community Wealth Partners and Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship to assess the state of social enterprise in the nonprofit sector in the United States and Canada.  The survey effort, which was funded by REDF, was designed to advance the field by identifying trends and best practices among nonprofit organizations engaged in social enterprise activities. For the purposes of the …Read More