When it comes to increasing your impact, curiosity and listening as a constant practice are as important as applying any other skills, strategies, and practices in your work. In fact, Robert Perez, Founder and Chief Exploration Officer at Wonder for Good, would argue that for changemakers being curious about their audiences is a necessary step to identifying new strategies or refining existing ones to advance mission-driven work.
Talking about social impact and not focusing in particular on healing, wellbeing, and flourishing, as part of the mental health discourse, defeats the purpose of mission-driven work. But it is more than just talking about it. The conversation should approach these crucial aspects as a whole, as many of our guests have highlighted during our interviews for the Jet Fuel Series.
Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Debbie Espinosa, President and CEO of FIND Food Bank – The Desert’s Regional Food Bank, Coachella Valley, California It’s old news at this point that the past year was a challenging one for mission-driven enterprises — forcing them to rethink and adapt their organizational survival and sustainability strategies. From […]
Everybody has benefited from fuller participation of women in every facet of society. And women don’t need a separate category or special treatment — they just need the opportunity and tools to compete.
Communicating the result of your mission-driven work is as important as the programs you are developing. Like equity, design and fundraising, communications strategy is an important part of an organizations long term plan.