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April 17, 2017

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

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

February 17, 2015

Every news story in some way has political meaning.

Coverage of social media trends tells a story of the changing nature of human relationships, the essence of politics. A feature on any

January 20, 2015

As the Community Partners board of directors enters a new era with board member terms and limits on maximum years of service, our long-time and highly valued board member Bill Choi, a founding

December 15, 2014

U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald hoped to make lemonade from lemons when he insisted that “better customer service” would fix all that ails the Department of Veterans Affairs.

November 14, 2014

David Mathews, President of The Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio, keynoted the recent gathering of the National Coalition on

October 9, 2014

“There ought to be a rule that no new nonprofit can start until it has $200,000 in the bank,” she said.

September 4, 2014

Call me cautious, but when it comes to choosing between today’s popular bent toward disruptive innovation and more traditional approaches to change, I favor the latter nine times out of ten. It’s

August 10, 2014

Carl Coan detached recently from the lead executive role at Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center. He made elegant use of the occasion heralding his

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