Stephen Bennett writes from the perspective of a Board member about some of the best practices and tools organizations have to engage with and support their Board members.
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.
Supporting mission-driven organizations should not be only about programs. Investing in building and consolidating infrastructure is key to increasing power and accelerating impact.
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.
The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Ben Abraham, Senior Brand Manager at Storyblocks The past year has been a great clarifier. We witnessed the emergence of new trends and the calcification of many others that have been developing for years, all forcing us to adapt, pivot, and rethink our work and personal lives. Many […]
The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Rhett Wilson, Vice President of Development, The White House Historical Association, Co-Founder and Board Member, Caravanserai Project. If you’re in the mission-driven sector, fundraising is an intimidating base to cover even in the best of times. The Covid-19 pandemic made it even more challenging and 2021 is not […]
The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Susan Gomez, CEO Inland Empire Community Collaborative, and Gabe Maldonado, Founder and CEO TruEvolution In some recent work with a number of partners in California’s Inland Empire region, over 400 area nonprofits were asked about how they were using an equity lens in their work. To our surprise, […]
A Palm Springs (CA) based women’s assistance program had been slammed by the impact of Covid-19: staff, volunteers and the board were demoralized and confused. The organization had run out of funds and was trying to get out of their office lease. In short, they were preparing to shut down. Covid-19 had almost forced a […]
The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Jason Tester, Futurist Building and accelerating transformational, future-thinking organizations is one of Caravanserai Project’s main goals. Of course, the future comes in many forms, as seen in the work of the Social Entrepreneurship, Engagement, and Development (SEED) Lab alumni. Among them are visionary mission-driven leaders creating foster support […]