Paul's Message

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March 15, 2018

At Community Partners, our present strength and future value in the region pivot on whom we know and the depth of our rootedness in the communities of the Southern California region. Improving the

December 1, 2012

Caring community.

Two simple words. Quite a lofty ambition.

And yet, as I stood surrounded on the evening of December 11 by a diverse group of friends and colleagues at Community

November 1, 2012

I once experienced a caring community -- an experience brought to the fore recently by a sudden loss that has deeply saddened many here in Los Angeles and beyond, myself included.


October 1, 2012

More than 40 leaders from a host of

September 1, 2012

Critics hammered NBC broadcast executives recently for linking the excitement of the quadrennial Olympic Games to their deranged new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes.” Clever packaging, indeed,

August 1, 2012

I summoned my inner philosopher this summer and participated in a Great Books seminar offered at my son’s high school. Whether he had us reading excerpts from Thoreau or Aristotle, Ayn Rand or

July 1, 2012

A few years ago, Shawn Landres and Joshua Avedon produced a report looking at Jewish nonprofit ventures that thrust them to the forefront of thinking

June 1, 2012

Colleagues in the group Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) recently crowd-sourced their collective brain and came up with a list of resources dealing with

May 1, 2012

I was the last in a series of speakers at a recent charity fundraising event and took a few minutes in my comments to appreciate the group’s

April 1, 2012

How often do we consciously register that the rules for working in concert with our colleagues in other organizations differ drastically from the rules for working on our own?

For example,

March 1, 2012

Gather the right small group of people committed to bringing government and communities closer together and then step back in awe at the energy such a fusion releases. That simple formula –