Posts Tagged "Strategy"

Anne Ryan
October 11, 2012

In our second case study about 501c3s and election engagement, CompassPoint interviewed Le Tim Ly, Program Director at Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other communities and ensure we can all have better living and working conditions. This year, they are working with a community coalition to pass Proposition 30: the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act.
 

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JR Yeager
September 18, 2012

Just last month I had the opportunity to travel back to 2002. While I was there, not only did I find myself 15 pounds lighter and my hairline fuller, I also met a board member who had never heard of interim executive directors!  “Why would we want to hire an interim ED?” he asked. “We’d just have to train two new people instead of one. Let’s just get the new person in here as soon as possible and not waste any time!”
 

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September 13, 2012

CompassPoint is publicly endorsing California Proposition 30: The Schools and Local Public Safety Act. We believe this initiative is vital to the health and sustainability of nonprofits in California. If Prop 30 fails, funding for elementary, high school and college education; programs that maintain public health and safety; and programs that support California’s more vulnerable populations, including children and the developmentally disabled, will be slashed by $6 billion.
 

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Marissa Tirona
May 12, 2012

Ruminations on change surround us: “the only constant is change” (Heraclitus); “change is the law of life” (John F. Kennedy); “if you don’t like something, change it” (Maya Angelou); “a change is gonna come” (Sam Cooke). And yet, with all of our conversations about the inevitability of change, we are often ill-equipped to manage it, let alone lead ourselves and others through it.
 

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Kim Klein
May 3, 2012

“Systemic change.” I heard this phrase for years, and probably even used it, without really feeling what it meant. 
 

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Marissa Tirona
March 28, 2012

Earlier this month, I had the great fortune to participate in a multi-day retreat with other consultants and faculty members from the Move to End Violence Initiative, a 10-year initiative of the NoVo Foundation that is designed to strengthen sector leaders’ collective capacity to end violence against girls and women in the United States. The learning and reflective time I spent with these strategists and capacity builders made me think about some questions (among many!) we’ve been exploring in our leadership work at CompassPoint: What does leadership really look like beyond the individual or the organization? 
 

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Steve Lew
March 20, 2012

Every year on March 31 we honor the life of Cesar Chavez. This year, 2012, it also kicks off the 50th anniversary celebration of United Farm Workers (UFW), the organization founded by Cesar Chavez with the help of other early movement activists like Dolores Huerta. 50 years fighting for justice!
 

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Kim Klein
March 6, 2012

How can we use the energy of “Spring Forward” to get a jumpstart on fundraising? 
 

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Tim Wolfred
January 26, 2012

For eleven years, I led CompassPoint’s Executive Transition (ET) program, helping organizations and leaders to plan and execute effective leadership transitions. In 2010, I participated in one of the toughest transitions I have ever worked on: my own.
 

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