Tag Archives: TED

Big Bets Philanthropy and Social Change

It was just an ordinary day with lots of things on my to do list, until the email from The Bridgespan Group landed in my inbox with a TedX talk by Bridgespan partner William Foster. In just 15 minutes, I … more

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Storytelling for All

As someone who believes in the power of storytelling, I was thrilled to learn that TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, has awarded its 2015 TED Prize to StoryCorps and its founder, Dave Isay. As TED curator Chris Anderson put it … more

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Our People

“If the leaders of organizations give their people something to believe in, if they offer their people a challenge that outsizes their resources but not their intellect, the people will give everything they’ve got to solve the problem.” I just … more

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Articulating Your “Why”

I recently revisited a TED talk by Simon Sinek from 2009. In it there are some essential lessons for those of us in fundraising communications. Sinek asks the question – what makes one leader, company, or organization truly inspirational? What … more

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