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  By Carlo M. Cuesta Most board members and volunteers have an unhealthy relationship to fundraising. They often place it within the context of having or not having enough power (personal wealth, connections, and influence). “Do I know enough wealthy people?” “Can I really get this person to give?” “How will it change our relationship?” […]

How do we ask a community what it needs? By recognizing our individual assumptions and biases as well as letting go of what we think are the answers. We need to bring ourselves and our… Respect for each individual’s experience Recognition of strengths and assets Empathy for struggles and triumphs Awareness of differing power dynamics […]

What Makes a Great Board Member? One who sees the life of the organization within the life of the community. Great board members seek to answer these questions… What are the needs of the community? Which of these needs is our mission best positioned to address? What is the change that we imagine creating? What […]

A-MUSE Bouche – Passion

POSTED ON September 24, 2015

Can one individual’s passion change the world? Only if you invite others to engage, harmonizing multiple passions into a way forward. Here’s our recipe: Understand your own passion Seek out different insights Forge connections Invite co-ownership Create and lead together Share your own recipe with us on Twitter (#CICamusebouche) or on Facebook. A-MUSE Bouche is the […]

  By Carlo Cuesta Before the panel discussion began at the Charities Review Council’s 2015 Philanthropy 2.0: Radical Collaboration event, Judy Alnes, executive director of MAP for Nonprofits, turned to me and said that in 2013 they worked with Daniel Wordsworth at the American Refugee Committee (ARC) who was one of the panelists. She explained […]