Posts for August, 2013
By Katie Fahey, Program Associate, Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation - The approach to the subject is exciting in that from the outset, TCC sought to highlight “positive deviants” – in other words, organizations doing things right when it comes to “Investing in Human Capital to Drive Greater Impact.” It makes me think of Helicon Collaborative’s Bright Spots work which serves to remind us that rather than asking ourselves, “What’s the problem?” or, “What are we doing wrong?,” it can be more productive to consider “Who are the models? And, “What is it that they are doing well?”*
By Jennifer Prats, Bank of America Fellow - As a Bank of America Graduate Student Fellow with Reimagining Service, the words “innovation” and “flexibility” have been recurring motifs throughout my experience. In the nonprofit world, with it’s shrinking resources, fostering innovation and testing new volunteer engagement practices is critical to doing more in a world with less. As a Fellow specializing in nonprofit issues, I have learned about new innovations and practices in the field and have been challenged to be innovative and develop new skills.