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  • LTNN is an organizational leadership and community building program at University of Miami School of Education and Human Development and School of Business Administration, operated in partnership with Catalyst Miami.
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Scot Evans

Finding Innovation in the Flattened Organization - Chris Ernst - The Conversation - Har... - 0 views

  • Host "alternative future" conversations. Invite anyone in the organization to attend; provide no agenda other than to imagine the ideal, transformed organization 5 years from now. The more boundary spanning leaders it has, the stronger it will be.
  • Invite leaders from other units to your team meetings so they can discuss how each unit can help the other to solve pressing organizational problems.
  • Turf battles, the intransigence of silos, navigating the organizational matrix, front and back office barriers — in other words, working across barriers of function and expertise rather than above or below them — were the issues keeping them up at night most.
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    Some of the "tips" at the end are potentially useful for nonprofits, especially "Host "alternative future" conversations. Invite anyone in the organization to attend; provide no agenda other than to imagine the ideal, transformed organization 5 years from now. The more boundary spanning leaders it has, the stronger it will be."
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Return on Investment of $115 to $1 - National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy - 0 views

  • "This report demonstrates without a doubt that foundation funding for advocacy and civic engagement results in substantial benefits for families and communities across the nation," said Aaron Dorfman, executive director of NCRP. "These strategies enable nonprofits and grantmakers to address complex social and economic challenges effectively and improve the lives of the under-served."
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Vibrant Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty - 0 views

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    This learning community is a place where Canadians can learn, share expertise, advance common goals, and connect with one another about reducing poverty in their cities. Together let's end poverty! 
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ACTION:SDH | home - 0 views

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    This tool is being brought to the public health community by the World Health Organization with the aim of providing public health, and other practitioners on the social determinants of health, with a one-stop portal. 
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Being Poor in America Really Sucks | Mother Jones - 0 views

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    Genes may account for some of the overall difference between rich and poor kids, but not for the difference between Canada and the U.S. That has a lot more to do with how we raise our kids and what kind of attention we give them at early ages. On that score, the United States does wretchedly. We simply don't give our poorest kids a fair start in life.
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Why inequality in America is even worse than you thought - U.S. Economy - Salon.com - 0 views

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    A new study shows economic and social conditions in the U.S. rank near the bottom of the developed nations
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Organizing Upgrade - 0 views

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    Organizing Upgrade is an attempt to engage left leaders and innovators in the field of community organizing in a strategic dialogue.  We hope that this project can bring the kind of inspiration, vision and strategic clarity we need to strengthen our political impact, both in our immediate fight and in our longer-term efforts to build the social justice movement and to revitalize a movement-rooted left in the United States.  We hope that, by encouraging some of the leading innovators and leaders from the sphere of community organizing to put pen to paper and to speak their mind, we can develop unity and clarity about the key demands on left organizers in these times.
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Study: Income Inequality Kills Economic Growth | Mother Jones - 0 views

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    "Countries where income was more equally distributed tended to have longer growth spells," says economist Andrew Berg, whose study appears in the current issue of Finance & Development, the quarterly magazine of the International Monetary Fund.
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Talk - Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger... - 0 views

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    Talk by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett co-authors of "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" recorded January 8, 2010 at Hogness Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle.
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Fighting Poverty Now | The Nation - 0 views

  • Here are ten ideas that can make a real difference right now in the lives of people who are poor or near poor.
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What Can Community Organizing Teach Us about Parent Engagement? Five Simple Ways to Ret... - 0 views

  • Over the past several years, more and more evidence has emerged that effective parent engagement can positively affect school culture, working conditions, and student achievement.
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AISR: Commentary - The Growing Impact of Youth Organizing for Education Reform - 0 views

  • In communities around the nation, youth organizing groups have become outspoken, effective, and powerful partners in school reform — and, in the process, are preparing to be empowered, educated, and engaged adults and citizens.
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    In communities around the nation, youth organizing groups have become outspoken, effective, and powerful partners in school reform - and, in the process, are preparing to be empowered, educated, and engaged adults and citizens.
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