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Two women in media speak to one another among a group of people
May 17, 2019

Depending on your point of view, we are either sinking or swimming in a sea of stories. People on first dates usually offer up a background narrative about themselves. Every Community Partners

January 1, 2007

A charitable organization executive director asked for my guidance the other day on clearing up ties between the group’s founders, who serve as directors on the nonprofit board, and a business the

December 1, 2006

We’re blessed in America to have an arena in which people routinely join hands and act with profound freedom in the public interest. Though not always unfettered by the state nor unconstrained by

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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