Saturday morning, and the public library conference room thrums with the growing rumble of gathering voices as the meeting time approaches. One young woman clutches several pages of handwritten
The social entrepreneurs who succeed through their work with Community Partners come from many backgrounds, yet each shows a “maker” bent. While all of us, to one extent or another, are takers and
When a leader takes pains to stand distinctly apart from and even contrary to virtually every other leader in the pack, what does that deliberate sort of disjunction from the mainstream suggest?
Add a measure of youthful optimism and intelligence to any setting and watch the energy flow. If you’re lucky, sparks will ignite the atmosphere around you in the form of smart young folks like
Cyberpunk writer William Gibson, who coined the word “cyberspace,” famously wrote in The Economist that “the future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”
Former LA Unified
When you first dip your toe into starting up any new venture, pure necessity compels you to become a Jack or Jill of all trades. Along with being both the prime mover of a mission and the voice of
Asking people what makes a good workplace culture can sometimes prove a slippery proposition. The word “culture” exists at such a high level of abstraction that people often feel the need to come
What does a hearing aid have to do with democracy? My Russian friend Igor Kokarev stopped by a a few days ago and told me a story that explained the connection.
A German friend who is a scholar of American philanthropy and a university professor in Berlin asked me for my impressions on the impact the new administration might have on charitable
Al Rodriguez holds a revered place in the quarter-century history of Community Partners. He and I spent countless hours conferring as we put together early plans for launching the organization. Al