We talk a lot about “capacity building” and take for granted everyone knows what that term means. But what we’ve woven intentionally into our organizational DNA might be less obvious to others
The car has new tires. That pesky sprinkler valve leaks no more. Workmen have estimated the cost of upgrading to new, energy efficient windows. My annual physical exam was completed. Six new
Ordinary politics involves the appreciation, sometimes grudging, of the needs, interests and aspirations of others. When New York Times columnist David Brooks took on the topic in his Feb. 26
Think for a minute about the implicit sacrifices that come with choosing to work in — or deciding to start! — a mission-driven community-focused
When stepping into a new year, we often force ourselves to focus on what we’ll be doing that’s new and innovative and exciting. We flipped the question around and asked a few Community
The notion of stewardship suggests more than mere responsibility. A steward assumes a duty of caring and loyalty well beyond what law and custom require.
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“Citizen voice” rings so distinctly as a factor critical to community and civic life that I hope the phrase rises to much more common use.
Arguably, elected officials who hear
The advent of a Presidential election year promises a year-long season ahead during which public officials, the democratic election process itself, and the government institutions critical to our
A talented, creative young man sat in my office recently and expressed frustration with the difficulties he was facing in trying to find a job that matched his interests, skills and, most