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Making the “Impossible” Possible to Create Transformational Change

I recently joined a strategic planning meeting for a former client, Miriam’s Kitchen, as a participant. As a strategic planning junkie, the meeting was a dream. At least a dozen times over the course of the meeting, I heard Miriam’s Kitchen team members ask “How would [x potential priority] advance our goal of ending chronic homelessness?” It was if the question was tattooed on someone’s forehead. That type of focus …Read More

Reframing What’s Possible: An Update on our Work with KaBOOM!

Since its founding in 1996, KaBOOM! has catalyzed over 16,000 playground builds, served more than 7.4 million kids, and helped make volunteer-led builds a standard in the playground industry. KaBOOM! has also been an innovator in cross-sector partnerships, bringing together communities and corporate partners to work toward a common goal of building great places to play. KaBOOM! knew it had an impact increasing play opportunities for the kids it served. …Read More

Transforming Homelessness in the Nation’s Capital

By Renee Baiorunos Last week, several members of the Community Wealth Partners team joined about 250 people to kick-off The Way Home: a campaign to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC by 2017. Currently, the average number of chronically homeless individuals in DC stands at nearly 1,800 individuals, but The Way Home believes the District of Columbia has “the resources, creativity, and ability to end chronic homelessness.” The kick-off’s main …Read More

5 Factors of Sustainability: This isn’t your grandmother’s sustainability framework.

Across the board, nonprofit organizations are on a quest for sustainability. Despite the growing interest in the topic, confusion often exists as to what sustainability for a nonprofit organization entails. For many people sustainability means one thing and one thing only: financial health. And we can understand why, especially in this economy. But at Community Wealth Partners we believe that an organization’s financial health is just one piece of its …Read More

All politics may be local. All social impact is personal.

As Amy noted in her recent blog post, the Community Wealth Partners team has begun to study transformational efforts in the social sector. Over the next few months, we will be interviewing leaders who have not only had the courage to set bold goals to end social problems, but have made substantive strides in achieving those goals. We recently spoke with Christine Benero, CEO of Mile High United Way, who …Read More