Nicole McGee, Artist and Entrepreneur, is a Co-Founder and recipient of Cleveland Colectivo giving circle capital. Nicole shares how she engaged with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in 2004 who wanted to invest in local creative enterprise for city wide impact and the resulting success she experiences today.
A brief story about how any individual or group of people can catalyze transformative change by disregarding limiting beliefs of comparison and remaining focused on who you are and what you know.
The Yes, And. . . Philly group invites and attracts people from the greater Philadelphia area who care about making a positive difference in their communities. The group uses various methods including Liberating Structures, Visual Communication, and Story, to almost immediately transform collaboration, and create new relationships and better outcomes together.
Dennis Coughlin, Co-Founder and Director of I-Open, describes the operational design of I-Open for growth in community and economic development.
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