Robbie Kellman Baxter, in her book The Forever Transaction, poses an interesting question to organizations and associations: what is your forever promise? Think about the people you serve, whether theyContinue reading “I got your back.”
Category Archives: Reflection
One year in: Reflections
I have officially been working as a consultant for one year. It was not my original plan to start a new consulting practice at the start of a global pandemic.Continue reading “One year in: Reflections”
Move the needle.
The question “What do you want to move the needle on?” invites us to think about our bigger vision. It focuses us, and that kind of focus is what nonprofits need as we try to make a bigger difference with fewer resources.
Change is going to take a change
Nonprofits, like society in general, have faced incredible disruption over the past six months. Their day-to-day work has been impacted by a global pandemic, racial protests followed by a nationalContinue reading “Change is going to take a change”
“The future is something we build in the present.”
Brazilian educator and sociologist Paulo Freire wrote in Pedagogy of Hope: “Through the process of reflection, individuals may become conscious of the realities other than the one into which theyContinue reading ““The future is something we build in the present.””
Two weeks ago, nonprofit and community leaders gathered together in Yakima, Washington, to work in teams on hard issues. In several different conversations, people used the word “courage.” They describedContinue reading “Courage. Coragem.”
Reflections on a Graduation
My daughter graduates from high school this week. Nearly 18 years anticipating what she will become, and now she is. It seems like just yesterday that we sat at theContinue reading “Reflections on a Graduation”
The Inseparability of Reflection and Action
“We find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed—even in part—the other immediately suffers.” – Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed Sometimes you giveContinue reading “The Inseparability of Reflection and Action”