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June 16, 2017

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

February 1, 2013

It’s always great to feel part of something. That’s what community’s all about. So what becomes of our connection to one another when our interests are digitized and divvied up for dollars in the

January 1, 2013

Just two weeks into 2013 and our pledge to caring community thrives. Three of our partnerships with grantmakers illustrate what I mean:

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.

John

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

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