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Insight #6: Change the Conversation (part 2)

This is the sixteenth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. Big. Lasting. Positive. Change.  That’s what so many of us in the social sector are seeking.  Yet many get stuck facing seemingly insurmountable barriers or falling into complacent acceptance of incremental progress. What can you do when you realize you’re stuck?

Changing the Conversation

As Amy Celep noted in an earlier post, “changing the conversation” can be a powerful tool toward creating the change we want to see in the world.  I was reminded of the validity of Amy’s claim during a recent lunch meeting with Jim Down, a wonderful strategic thinker who led Mercer Management Consulting until retiring at age 50. Since then he has played a critical role in the nonprofit sector, …Read More

How do you set that big, bold, but achievable goal for your organization?

In 2006, Ray Chambers, currently UN Special Envoy for Malaria, founded the nonprofit organization Malaria No More with the hope of ending a disease that had scourged the planet since the times of King Tut.  Given the advent of several promising technologies as well as the unsynchronized state of the anti-malaria movement at the time, Ray saw a tremendous opportunity to make massive progress in combating the disease once and …Read More

Five questions every nonprofit should be asking in light of the debt ceiling deal

Although no one could foresee the specific resolution of the debt ceiling crisis, it was unfortunately a foregone conclusion that any resolution would include hundreds of billions of dollars of budget cuts to programs that serve the most vulnerable in our society. History offers numerous examples of what to expect next. The nonprofit sector – community organizations, schools, food banks, health care providers, economic development programs – will all be …Read More

What the heck does Community Wealth really mean?

It’s funny how worlds sometimes collide, bringing a new lens to a familiar concept. Many of us who have read Bill Shore’s The Cathedral Within learned to think of Community Wealth as: Revenues generated to promote social change through non-traditional sources such as earned income, social enterprise, corporate partnerships and cause related marketing. These resources are generated because there is market that values the assets or services of a nonprofit …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

Top Ten Trends to Watch in 2010

Adapting to change is a way of life for most nonprofits. If we could predict change and events before they occurred, imagine how much more effective we could all be! Since we don’t have a crystal ball, we at Community Wealth Partners, along with our clients and colleagues, have done some thinking about the key issues and trends that will have the greatest impact on our work in the coming …Read More