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“Audience” by Croswald9 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
April 19, 2018

When was the last time you left a panel discussion – that most ubiquitous of nonprofit and civic sector experiences – feeling like, yes, that was really worth my time? My guess is that it’s

November 1, 2006

Having led Community Partners for the last 14 years, I realize the privileged position fiscal sponsorship and intermediary organizations like ours occupy on the social and civic landscape. There

July 1, 2006

(Reproduced from the 2005-2006 Biennial Report)

Like a seed, an idea grows. But only if it’s given the right conditions. A seed needs water, sun, good

July 1, 2004

We Americans don't use the word “civic” very much. It too often modifies terms that clash with our all-too-individualistic culture. Terms like “duty” and “obligation.” We instinctively respond: “

July 1, 2002

The shape of a person’s soul most likely gets cast by the deeds they do while they’re alive. That’s why I like hanging around with people who care about what’s happening in their communities right

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