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Community Building

The Fuel That Starts the Fire--How We Can Transform the Economy

John Bloom | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
John Bloom

The New Year is a traditional time for reflection and renewing commitments to core purposes. To many, these actions feel especially critical at the da...

The Opportunity Of A Trump Presidency-From A Liberal

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Michelle Manning Barish

A friend of mine just said, why don't you come up with an idea as to how we can create change instead of just saying where we went wrong. Alright, va...

It's Not Just The Economy; Our Country's Social Fabric Needs Repair

Richard Joel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Richard Joel

If there is one certainty from this year's Presidential election campaign, it is that there is unparalleled anger afoot in our land; some even say rag...

Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

5 Differences Between Old and New Media

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Sachin Kamdar

There are a ton of differences between old-media practices and new-media strategies. Here, I examine five differences between how legacy media companies and newer entities operate.

The Lonely Arts Club

Katie Li | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
Katie Li

When I began writing ten years ago, I quickly discovered how solitary writing can be, how easy it is to become isolated. Even if you participate in a workshop or attend readings, the majority of your writing time is spent by yourself.

How to Build a Community Online That Actually Cares About What You Have to Say

Nina Tomaro | Posted 02.26.2017 | Home
Nina Tomaro

Right next the "growth hacking", the phrase "community building" became the buzzword in marketing leading into 2016.

Don't Build a Company: Build a Tribe

Matt Wilson | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Matt Wilson

Can you turn a few customers into a thousand ravings fans? Are your clients organizing across the country to talk about what a great experience t...

Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

Creating the Communities We Want for Our Children

Pamela Boccia | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Pamela Boccia

The other night I read my 5-year-old son a book about being a big brother. He's been a big brother for over 2 ½ years now, but he asked for this book...

Black Men: America's Great, Underappreciated Assets

BMe Community | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
BMe Community

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States?That's the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves.

A Post-Katrina Disaster Checklist: Water, Food, Community Organizing

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Raymond C. Offenheiser

When Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast ten years ago, the fundamentals of disaster relief poured in: water, sanitation, food, shelter. But looking back, we can see that the most effective tool for the hardest hit was something else altogether: community organizing.

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 06.20.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off.

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Home
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

The Boggs School Oral History Project: Linking Youth and Elders to the Past, Present and Future

Laura De Palma | Posted 02.16.2015 | Detroit
Laura De Palma

The Oral History Club is a powerful example of the importance of intergenerational dialogue between our youth and the elders. It is the knowing of what has been that informs the limitless possibility of what can be.

Hearing the Voice of the Deaf Community

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Lydia L. Callis

Using the tools of the modern age, the deaf community is able to amplify its voice. Finally, the mainstream world is staring to listen.

The Culture of Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Paul Schmitz

I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

An Urgent Warning About 'Impact'

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home
Richard C. Harwood

My experience working with people in communities, with foundation leaders, with various national initiatives and with a variety of others is that the deifying of this word has produced a cascading effect of collective responses that endanger our mission.

These Photos Prove That Everyone Sees The World Differently (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Home

Everyone sees the world differently, and when we put our images and unique visual perspectives together, it can create an amazing patchwork of visual ...

Why I'm a Transformative Language Artist

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Leary of bedpans, I was too clumsy to serve people in the friendly airs or plié on the unfriendly stage, too short and stubby to model, too easily-distracted to take dictation, and too much of a ham to be a good actress.

Pilgrimage to the Holy City of Copán

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

I would like to add the town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, to the list of holy cities. Strange, you might think.

A Foster Youth in Need Galvanizes a Community

Georgie Smith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Georgie Smith

Recently, I discovered an amazing way for people to come together as a community. The incredible experience was inspired by a young man named Barry Bartlett and captured in this video.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Home
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Home
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...