Merced County human services agency in California is alive with purpose, creativity and compassion
Thursday December 4, 2014
“I think one of the things that people miss is making a difference, is having a purpose in life,” says Ana Pagan. “So from day one when you walk in here we give you a purpose and you get acknowledged for that.”
To create a different outcome, we need a different ownership design
Wednesday December 3, 2014
In her 20 years of publishing about socially-responsible business and investing, author and new economy thought leader Marjorie Kelly has seen too often how well-meaning business people seeking to “do good things” find the ownership design of the business working against their intentions. This is especially the case with publicly traded companies.
Team blends community conversations, media-making to heighten possibilities for connection, change and learning
Wednesday November 26, 2014
Entrepreneurs may be the new celebrities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, if the buzz that’s surrounding them these days is any indication. An event in November to launch 10 “baby” enterprises that had been carefully nurtured for three months prior drew 900 community members. This is a city that typically only sees that kind of crowd at a college football game or celebrity music concert.
Community development that’s long-term, informal, unpredictable and alive
Tuesday November 18, 2014
“I'm incredibly energized by the power of simple things,” Evangeline Hammond says. “ Soccer programs. Potlucks. Just sharing food.”
She’s not talking hypothetically. She's talking about the messy, hands-on, practical form of community development she and her roommates live every day, as the creators and residents of a community house called Casapluma.
AI has had deep influence on Generative Journalism as practiced by Axiom News
Monday November 10, 2014
David Cooperrider, known internationally as a co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach, was honoured in a unique and lasting way this week for his contributions to the field of organizational development, change and leadership. The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry was officially opened on Nov. 8 at a ceremony at the Stiller School of Business of Champlain College, in Burlington, Vt.