2013 Year-in-Review

Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by in Our Approach

2013 was a fulfilling and busy year for Impact Strategies Group! At ISG, we support people and organizations working across sectors to address public problems. In our role, we focus on Money. Message. Common Mission. As we reflect on a year of supporting fundamental change on critical social issues, here are some highlights: Money. Supporting […]

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How could this have happened?

Posted on 02. Jul, 2013 by in Philanthropy, Social Enterprise

A deeper look into the circumstances of the Nashville Symphony’s recent financial straits Last week, the Nashville Symphony got itself out of a financial pickle just in the nick of time. Just days before creditors were set to have a foreclosure auction on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Martha Ingram, one of the city’s most generous […]

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Conversations that Matter Part 2: Talking

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by in Our Approach

Recently, I shared some ideas about generative listening based on my Art of Hosting training. Now, I’ll continue to explore the other side of the conversation: talking. The responsibility of a productive, constructive conversation falls not only with the listener, but also with the person speaking.  In the Art of Hosting workshop, the leaders presented this diagram: […]

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Conversations that Matter Part 1: Listening

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by in Our Approach

Full disclosure: I love going to events. Any kind of professional development, learning, or networking event will do. I just cannot get enough. At the end of last year, a fairly quiet time for us as some projects wound down before the holidays, I had the pleasure of attending several pretty stellar events: a Young Nonprofit […]

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