In defense of ‘Impact’

Posted on 29. Apr, 2014 by in Cross Sector Partnerships, Org Development, Philanthropy

In a recent PhilanTopic blog post, Derrick Feldmann, president of Achieve, asks, “Has the Word ‘Impact’ Lost its Impact? As the founder of a company with that word in our name, how could I not respond? I’m not persuaded that this is a buzzword. I haven’t noticed an overuse of impact the way we have […]

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Lessons from Yankton: Stop hunting, start farming

Posted on 09. Oct, 2013 by in Economic Development, Growth

I had the joy of being the kick-off speaker at the 2nd annual Wire Me Awake conference last week – an event that champions entrepreneurship in the Midwest. An entrepreneurial venture in and of itself, it was started by a group of business owners in Yankton, SD who know how to hustle. With the vision […]

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Social Enterprise and Meritocracy: My Response

Posted on 14. Mar, 2013 by in Social Enterprise

I find myself baffled by the nonprofit sector establishment’s occasional hostility to social enterprise. The way people sometimes talk, you’d think that someone out there is purporting that social enterprise will save the day, that it’s a fit for every single solitary organization, and that it’s just a cinch to do. I don’t know ANYONE […]

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And…we’re back!

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by in Uncategorized

After several months of just keepin’ on, we now have some breathing space again.  The blog is back.  Stay tuned for more posts about what we’ve been doing and thoughts we’ve been pondering. 

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