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Short post today, based on a few conversations we’re having around equity these days. The level of conversation and interest around DEI is really exciting. DEI partners we work with are finding themselves completely booked up, and those looking to make programming or businesses more equitable are calling us more. Still, there’s a conversation businesses need […] The post Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Alone Will Not Transform Your Business appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Happy, happy Friday! One thing we’re keeping up with in EMPLLC is where clients are at as we all collectively navigate a year of multiple pandemics. With some states *coughs ignorantly* re-opening while others roll out vaccines there’s more mentions of returning to normal. There is no normal. COVID-19, the police violence movement, and recent […] The post Don’t Focus Your Organization On “Catching Up”, Attune Instead appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
When we talk about transforming the world as it is, we’re fundamentally talking about imagination. Re-imagining what is and what can be. And because our family of origin, and the lens they give us, shape so much of how we think and see it’s so important to engage with bodies of work that challenge what […] The post March Social Impact Reading List With Social Impact appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Last night I and a few others got the privilege of hearing Crystal Huang of People Power Solar Cooperative and Efrem Jernigan of Sunnyside Energy Community Solar talk about the life-changing work they do in communities. The larger theme of the discussion was “Reimagining Energy in Texas” and both changemakers are working on projects that […] The post My Takeaways On Reimagining Energy In Texas appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
    Most organizations navigate their work day-to-day. What they call “strategic plans” is not a solution for change but a fancy process for developing to-do lists. And these lists tend to be more of what the organization does from day-to-day. On occasion, a new website or partnership is thrown in.  However, the way most strategic plans […] The post Are You Reorienting or Are You Reacting To Change? appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Having a vision is hard. Having a vision that bucks the way we’re socialized to think is even harder. Developing programs, projects, and initiatives that bring the vision into reality is a different kind of hard. To start, it’s overwhelming when we start to think about what all we don’t think we know. Where do […] The post New Resource “Implementing New Programs In The Time Of COVID-19” appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
I have a very soft spot for libraries and bookstores. Places that allow for communing at the level of comfort for the communer. Pretty important for someone like me. And, as places that are holders of books…which as my accountant might tell is a weakness of mine. So the proliferation of bookstores closing across Houston […] The post Re-imaging Bookstores During COVID And After appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Audre Lorde said, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” It’s something I sit with often because man…is it easy to pick up the tools you’ve been indoctrinated to believe are not only the best way of doing things but the only way to do things. Lorde’s quote was the first thing that […] The post Do You Rely On Models That Create The Problems You Want to Solve? appeared first on Notations
So, let’s chat. I have a few client conversations where I know they call me names in their heads. Challenging a mission is one of them. But, whether or not they start an organization is another big one. I have this conversation for a few reasons. One, there are narratives–I mention them below–that pressure us […] The post Do I Need to Start an Organization to Have Impact? appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…