Local Wealth Building – Part 1 of 2

During the Illinois Task Force meeting on April 24, 2013, Ted Howard, co-founder and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, discussed paths to community wealth building including, community-based cooperative businesses, university and community partnerships and… Read More ›

Social Impact Bonds: Part 1 of 2

Innovations in Social Service Program Funding At an event being hosted by the Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago Chapter this evening, Harvard Professor Jeffrey Liebman and Mr. Ryan Maley will discuss a promising new approach to government financing of social service programs:  Social Impact… Read More ›

For Profit, For Good

Social Enterprise On Thursday, November 8th, 2012, I attended an event hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance  in honor of the Chicago Community Trust and their efforts and on-going strategy in funding social innovation, enterprise and… Read More ›

The Charity Balance

Strategic Volunteering I am often asked for recommendations on how to balance professional and charity work.  I usually advise people that unless they have very few commitments and an abundance of resources, it’s best to practice strategic volunteering.  This typically means choosing organizations/causes which strategically… Read More ›

Brandon Sammut

Brandon is Managing Director of Teach for America’s recruitment and selection team and Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President. I met Brandon Sammut at a Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting for the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network in Chicago…. Read More ›