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Will Social Entrepreneurship Survive the Trump Era?

Change is inevitable. Progress depends on how we respond to change. On Friday, we will have a new president of the United States. As with any leadership transfer, it will bring new ideas and new ways of working. As Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all...

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Here’s to the Dreamers: An Ode for 2017

I was elated to see Sunday night that the musical movie, La La Land, did so well at the Golden Globes. We needed a movie that screamed hope and optimism. As Emma Stone said in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, “This is a film for dreamers. And I think that...

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How to Diagnose Nonprofit Growing Pains

As another year comes to a close and we explore possibilities for the next, many executives and board members reflect on the state of their organizations. I was recently asked by a client about the best way to diagnose where her organization is to help determine where...

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