Nothing I've done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team.
Everyone's talking about purpose these days. Everyone tells you that you need to find yours — for your own sake and for that of humanity’s. There is a growing proliferation of books and articles and workshops with various approaches promising to help you find yours. One approach is visioning, a vogue-ish high-level process used in business, urban planning, nonprofits... anywhere where thinking strategically about future direction is helpful. (5-min read)
Amplify the campaign to maximize investment in nonprofit workforce as Fund the People's new communications manager.
Developed by the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation and facilitated in part by Antidote Collective, this intensive 6-month program includes online training activities, expert instruction, one-on-one mentoring sessions, group interaction and industry networking events. Applications due Aug. 15, 2016. (quick read)
For 5 years (2005 to 2010) I was a consultant on pro bono branding and communications projects for several nonprofit clients through Taproot Foundation. It was a highlight of my career, and I encourage it for everyone. Here's an interview that gives a feel of why it's rewarding and impactful. (2-min read)
In this TED Talk, "How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win," techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci makes an argument against digital activism, exclusively. And an argument for what I'll call "slow activism." (quick read)