Katherine Readey Chilcote, Co-Founder, Cleveland Colectivo, is passionate about civic enterprise to accelerate change in cities. Bringing corporate experience and business development skills, Katherine addresses the role of altruism and giving circle leadership to advance creative enterprise in Cleveland, Ohio.
A brief article about a Northeast Ohio USA giving circle model, The Cleveland Colectivo, and it's practice of partnering with regional organizations for mutual success and sustainability.
Learn how leadership and volunteerism supported by technology tools can catalyze regional workforce development and accelerate education to careers. A post by Daniel F. Bassill, Founder, The Tutor/Mentor Connection.
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.
Why is brainstorming rolled out like fine china for special occasions? Suppose brainstorming was the new problem solving? Let’s rethink the brainstorm definition and see what can be used daily.
A life story by Daniel F. Bassill, President, Tutor Mentor Institute and Director, I-Open about melding corporate leadership and tutor mentoring to radically change people's lives.
It is said that without bees, there's no environment. A story of some of the beekeeping concepts and metaphors which can be useful to expand thinking in and about human organisations.
Arts education in Ohio has just had a blow. Recently, the State Board of Education agreed to allow art, music and drama to become an ancillary offering by our public school system.
Personal stories can inform our thinking about curriculum development as well as catalyzing new businesses. Here’s a story we can use as a model for both.
I was recently culling files and journals and noticed I had record of several successful programs and others that didn’t get off the ground. There was a commonality among the programs in the “didn’t get off ground” group and that thread ran through some of the “up and running” group.
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