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November 17, 2017

The horror of gun assaults reverberating too often in the news produces its own peculiar brand of numbness, the retreat into which is certainly an understandable response to the continual

January 21, 2016

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

December 17, 2015

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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November 18, 2015

“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

October 14, 2015

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

September 16, 2015

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

July 14, 2015

Greece’s perilous posture in relation to its Eurozone partners should make everyone working in networks perk up and pause.  During the last year of repeated standoff and negotiation, something

June 17, 2015

Cooperating, coordinating, collaborating with other groups – all three behaviors can amplify a nonprofit’s effectiveness in addressing the needs of people and communities. However, building

May 20, 2015

What excites you about coming to work every day, an interviewer asked me recently. My answer? I get to see people at their very best. Every day, someone walks in our door and they want to do good

April 16, 2015

Diversity on nonprofit boards of directors matters. Done intentionally, it leads to greater inclusion and social equity among people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds. Ask Yvette Chappell-

March 16, 2015

Of all the sorrows humanity has inherited short of murder and war, ignorant, ingrained racial hatred challenges communities and society as a whole to take stock of both our civic culture and our

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