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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

America is in the midst of a philanthropic revolution

Leading change through adaptive design
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Change is fun. Change is hard. Between those truths, there yawns a large gap that poses a challenge for would-be change makers. Yet by integrating two widely influential practices -- design thinking and adaptive leadership -- social innovators can manage transformative projects in a way that's both creatively confident and relentlessly realistic.

Beware the polls you read: Breaking down the problem with Pew's science & religion poll
OnBeing blog: To get good answers, you have to ask good questions. "Generally, do you think science and religion are often in conflict?" is not a very helpful question.

America is in the midst of a philanthropic revolution
Fortune: America's philanthropists aren't waiting any longer for politicians or businesses to solve the world's most pressing problems. They are committing massive amounts of their own money to solve the most difficult challenges in health, education, job creation, and the environment. In doing so, they are elevating the importance of philanthropy in American society and across the world.

Religious groups focus on Flint's water woes
Religion News Service: Faith organizations are giving out water and food, but are also focused on a longer-term goal: to make sure the impoverished city is never so neglected again. "The most important role the church can have is to be the ethical watchdog for the welfare of the community," Bob Bruttell, chairman of the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, said Tuesday.

How winning professionals manage the three eras of their careers
Forbes: Quick remedies aren't a regime for managing overall health. Nor for managing a career. You can power pose like Wonder Woman to boost your self-confidence, or tweak your mornings to be more productive. Helpful stuff, but not the same as a conscious, long-term plan to develop professionally over a lifetime.

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