Katherine Readey Chilcote, Co-Founder, Cleveland Colectivo, is passionate about civic enterprise to accelerate change in cities. Bringing corporate experience and business development skills, Katherine addresses the role of altruism and giving circle leadership to advance creative enterprise in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nicole McGee, Artist and Entrepreneur, is a Co-Founder and recipient of Cleveland Colectivo giving circle capital. Nicole shares how she engaged with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in 2004 who wanted to invest in local creative enterprise for city wide impact and the resulting success she experiences today.
A brief article about a Northeast Ohio USA giving circle model, The Cleveland Colectivo, and it's practice of partnering with regional organizations for mutual success and sustainability.
In matters of humanity, there's often no easy solution for situations affected by social complexity. How dialogue and listening revealed a simple, but powerful insight into the distinction between prejudice and racism, leading this author to examine personal assumptions.
Learn how leadership and volunteerism supported by technology tools can catalyze regional workforce development and accelerate education to careers. A post by Daniel F. Bassill, Founder, The Tutor/Mentor Connection.
A perspective on the rise of "Soft Power", a phenomenon propelled by billions of human networks throughout the world seeking economic efficiency, and the ongoing human and planetary costs of legacy hard power development.
A brief story about how any individual or group of people can catalyze transformative change by disregarding limiting beliefs of comparison and remaining focused on who you are and what you know.
The Yes, And. . . Philly group invites and attracts people from the greater Philadelphia area who care about making a positive difference in their communities. The group uses various methods including Liberating Structures, Visual Communication, and Story, to almost immediately transform collaboration, and create new relationships and better outcomes together.
Dennis Coughlin, Co-Founder and Director of I-Open, describes the operational design of I-Open for growth in community and economic development.
Cavana Faithwalker's thoughtful analysis on brainstorming, We've Got A Problem Bring Out The Fine China, brings to mind a similar story about my own experience as a facilitator assisting community change.
This story outlines how groups of individuals can strengthen engagement to generate transformative solutions and self-directed, empowered communities.
Why is brainstorming rolled out like fine china for special occasions? Suppose brainstorming was the new problem solving? Let’s rethink the brainstorm definition and see what can be used daily.
A life story by Daniel F. Bassill, President, Tutor Mentor Institute and Director, I-Open about melding corporate leadership and tutor mentoring to radically change people's lives.
It is said that without bees, there's no environment. A story of some of the beekeeping concepts and metaphors which can be useful to expand thinking in and about human organisations.
Arts education in Ohio has just had a blow. Recently, the State Board of Education agreed to allow art, music and drama to become an ancillary offering by our public school system.
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