Sunday, March 13, 2011

Civic Reach and Philanthropic Investors

Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors, wrote a series of articles last week under the title of The Effective Philanthropic Investor. I encourage you to read them all, and the comments.

I pulled out excerpts from his articles and some of the comments so I could reflect on these in context of what Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection has been trying to do since 1993. This is a rather long article, so I posted it on the Tutor/Mentor Connection forum, which is a workspace for people to help us meet our mission and goals.

As I was drafting this I received the spring copy of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Two articles in this relate to what Sean wrote and what CC,T/MC has struggled with since we launched in 1993. One is titled "Increasing Civic Reach" and the other is titled "Letting go". You need a subscription to SSIR to read the Letting Go article.

If Chicago is to have a full range of mentor-rich, non-school learning organizations supporting we need philanthropic investors and leaders with civic reach to help us. Our forums, blogs, conferences, etc. are meeting places where interested stakeholders can help us build this better operating system and make it available to Chicago and every other major city in the world.

No comments: