On Saturday, November 14, 2020 Stephen McDow teamed up with Esther West, board member at the Federation of Worker Co-operatives and on staff at UW Center For Cooperatives, to teach young-people (8 years+) how to create a 30 second elevator … Continue reading Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo
Perhaps there is nothing more powerful in life as watching life blossom and watching life enter into its winter season. Recently, I had the pleasure to once again experience a life in its winter season breathe its last few hours on earth. Many are brought to an unwavering chill when talking about death; however, I add one additional element to this rather earthly experience. It is the experience of being in tune with the spirit of a person and knowing that at any moment God could nod and say, “It is so!” This moment of transition is a sort of … Continue reading Watching Life Transition From Earth To Heaven
The tension between marketing/communications and those that produce revenue, membership/development, is often challenging within an organization. Equally challenging, are leaders who do not see a value in establishing and maintaining synergy between marketing/communications and membership/development. Organizations lacking that synergy often grapple with having to solve disjointed departmental communications and operations, inconsistent brand messaging, poor text heavy marketing collateral, and ineffective call-to-action campaigns that bore the community of existing and potential stakeholders. Recently, a well-educated Ivy League graduate and senior leader at a Boston, Massachusetts area non-profit asked me a question while addressing the details of my professional background: How do … Continue reading Q&A: Is There Tension Between Marketing & Development? Exponential Success Depends On Synergy!
In an article published recently by the Associated Press: “Poverty is spreading at record levels across many groups, from underemployed workers and suburban families to the poorest poor. More discouraged workers are giving up on the job market, leaving them vulnerable as unemployment aid begins to run out. Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty [too].” Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says, “You can’t lead people unless you love people and you cant save people unless you serve people.” What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? Take action today and help someone in need. … Continue reading Reflect Now: Poverty Is Immoral & Oppressive