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Insight #2: Discipline is Key

This is the fifth 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. This series was introduced in a previous post. Articulating a bold and believable goal is critical, but alone, it will not lead to transformational change. Discipline is key—without it, a daring goal, such as eradicating malaria, represents unattainable idealism. Leaders must …Read More

Creating Transformational Change: Top Ten Insights

We have been on a fascinating journey at Community Wealth Partners to answer one key question: Why do some social change initiatives achieve transformational impact and others don’t? This is not a question that is answered overnight. It truly is a journey. How do we define transformation? We’re talking about eradication of—or at least dramatic improvement on—a social problem. I recognize that “eradication” and “dramatic” are strong words. But, if history …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

Why We’ll be Thinking of our Clients this Thanksgiving

Later this week, as I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with my family, I will do so with a new perspective on the things I have for which I’m grateful.  That’s because I recently had the opportunity to work with the inspiring folks at Miriam’s Kitchen. Miriam’s Kitchen has been serving homeless men and women in Washington D.C. since 1983, but recently recast its work by putting forth a bold …Read More

Maximize Impact With A Vision for Intentional, Strategic Growth

It’s easy to believe that growing is always the right thing to do, especially when an opportunity to accelerate growth appears. However, sometimes organizations become so enamored of the growth mechanism that they lose sight of the social impact they are trying to achieve. In difficult economic times, organizations feel intense pressure to show measurable results: more customers served, more students tutored, fewer homeless families. Yet nonprofits cannot always measure …Read More

Focus and Adaptability During Challenging Times

Community Wealth Vanguard asked two executives—Mora Segal and Steve Reinemund—to share their thoughts about the interplay between focus and adaptability. These two leaders consider focus and adaptability from varied perspectives. Mora Segal, Chief Strategy Officer of College Summit, encourages innovation as the organization continues to grow to meet a national need. Steve Reinemund, Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Wake Forest University, draws on his 30-plus …Read More

First Person: Steve Reinemund

Steve Reinemund, Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Wake Forest University, talked with Community Wealth Vanguard about staying focused on mission and being adaptable. He also shared lessons learned from more than three decades in business. Reinemund was previously the Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., where one of his key areas of focus was diversity. What approaches keep organizations focused on their missions? It starts …Read More