The trouble with transformation creep

The mantra for transformative change has become ubiquitous. After all, who would opt for treating symptoms, often derisively labelled as applying band-aids, rather than striving for a cure? While the clarion call of transformation also beckons for us, we’re concerned...
I.M.M.A.A.M.M.M

I.M.M.A.A.M.M.M

I’m maximizing my assets and moving my mission.That’s what we proposed as the answer to the question “why are you doing social enterprise?” during a recent presentation at Volunteer Alberta’s annual general meeting.While the winding narrative of how you started, when...
#givingtuesday, I didn’t.

#givingtuesday, I didn’t.

It feels blasphemous to admit that I didn’t buy into Giving Tuesday.  I’m certain this admission will count against me in the do-gooders tally.  On Giving Tuesday, I silently floated through the day afraid to admit my concerns.  It was only after a glass...

Delving deeper into power

My kudos to Alliance for taking on the topic of power and philanthropy. It’s not a topic that we often wade into very deeply, and, as Peter Buffett’s op?ed in the New York Times showed, once the surface is scratched a multitude of perspectives and opinions emerge....

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