Category Archives: Disaster Response

Lessons from a Top Gun pilot: Risk and Opportunity

Green Hasson and Janks hosted their third nonprofit conference in Los Angeles.  The theme this year focused on their recent report on Nonprofit Risk: Opportunities and Challenges in a High-Risk World.  The keynote speaker was Art de la Cruz, COO … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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2014 IAVE World Volunteer Conference – Australia

Reflections on how volunteers were central to much of the work of the Millennium Development Goals, and how voluntary organizations are preparing to be an integral part of all global, national and local plans supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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China Dream, Multinational Corporations and Philanthropy

China is in transition. It’s a political economy where politics and business are inextricably linked. There is a momentous shift occurring and it can be unsettling. The economy is downshifting to a much slower growth rate. Most economies go through … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ work is critical in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy… and all Disasters

It has been three months since Superstorm Sandy hit the easternseaboard. Last week I had a moving experience on the Rockaway peninsula, and in Brooklyn, seeing firsthand the devastation and how volunteers continue to be part of the solution helping … Continue reading

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America’s Sunday Supper

Last night we hosted our neighborhood for America’s Sunday Supper.  Across the country people were opening their homes to welcome the community with the goal of bringing people together, talking about issues and more importantly solutions, and celebrating volunteering with … Continue reading

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Adding Value in Emerging Markets and Local Communities

The title of this blog is the title of this year’s Global Corporate Citizenship Conference convened this week by the Business Civic Leadership Center and held in Washington DC.  For me, the most inspiring talk came from Microsoft’s General Counsel … Continue reading

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Out of Tragedy, Triumph!

Ten years ago this morning I was working out at the gym.  It was about 6 AM in Long Beach and I remember walking by a TV and seeing smoke coming out of the North Tower of the World Trade … Continue reading

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