Is good always the enemy of great? Or can insisting on doing everything right prevent us from taking action at all?
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Detail from a graphic record of a facilitated discussion in Vancouver, B.C., in which participants talked about what belonging and community mean. The artists included examples of local community development in the drawing. Illustration by Liz Etmanski and Aaron Johannes/Spectrum Consulting
People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” -- places with strengths and capacities that can be built upon, says the co-developer of the asset-based community development strategy.
Intergenerational chess is just one of the many ways Dorot eases social isolation of NYC elderly.
Photos courtesy of Dorot
With a network of volunteers from teenagers to young professionals and entire families, Dorot alleviates social isolation among the elderly by keeping them connected across the generations.
In a time when congregations and related institutions need to experiment to make the work more sustainable, we need to discern which innovations to nurture. The discernment process starts with a simple question: Why?
Volunteer Mike Miller surveys homeless people in New Orleans as part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Photos courtesy of Community Solutions
Part coach, part consultant and part "enabler," Community Solutions helps communities solve the complex problem of homelessness, not with a program but with a process.
Many leaders want change, but only some are willing to take the heat, says the senior vice president of Purpose Built Communities. Ask them, 'Are you willing to stand up and be an advocate for disruptive change?'
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity teaches a way of thinking that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition.
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