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Leveraging Social Enterprise to Achieve Transformational Change

By John Kern One million students drop out of school every year. High school dropouts are eight times more likely to be incarcerated, and will earn one million dollars less over the course of their lifetime compared to those with a high school degree. In the coming decade, more than 12 million students are expected to drop out of school, costing the country three trillion dollars. While these statistics are …Read More

What Can Nonprofits Learn about Culture from Panera and the NYPD?

By Will DeKrey “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  This oft-repeated quip of Peter Drucker has become an important reminder of how important people are to any organization’s success.  Without people, an organization is simply a set of ideas, hypothetical processes, and latent materials. As with any type of organization, organizations that have set their sights on solving social problems at the magnitude they exist must intentionally build their culture to …Read More

Insight #8: Live in the Market

This is the twentieth 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. What percent of your time do you spend living in the market? For social change agents who have achieved transformational change, they spend the majority of their time this way.  They are continuously observing, engaging with, seeking to understand, and learning from …Read More

Insight #6: Change the Conversation

This is the fourteenth 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. Sometimes the most powerful thing a leader can do is change the conversation, which ultimately changes the outcome. We found that leaders who are working toward transformational change are especially skilled at this—and they have the courage to do it, when …Read More