Tag Archive: community

Oct 02

A Mass Shooting…Again.

Once again, our communities are about to proceed down the road of discussing guns, gun laws, reform of guns policy, the Second Amendment… and then end up with a whole lot of nothing. The cynic in us all immediately goes to this sensibility, but that cynic is also that part of you that can remember. …

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Apr 29

Public Policy and Community

It is a consistent adage that there is no “perfect” public policy. You could argue things like women’s suffrage and reconciliation to right the wrongs our founding fathers did (or more accurately didn’t do) regarding non-white races (the despicable “3/5th” compromise) should be no-brainers… but still there isn’t perfection. Someone, even those simply living with …

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Dec 04

join the .movement

it’s time to change what it means to be community. .com + .org + .edu + .gov = .community join the .movement

Oct 06

Coming Soon… A New Movement in Community Activation

I know, I know… that title sounds like a terrible movie hype preview (with that guy with the “in a world” voice), but I am excited to launch a new venture here soon. It will be something that combines the best of what is… with the best of what can be. Too often, our communities …

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Nov 02

#Heroes Wanted

This week I will be shipping off the Flint, Michigan where I will be honored to be one of the presenters at an extraordinary event: The Hero Round Table.  This Saturday and Sunday (Nov 9-10) speakers from many different industries and disciplines will come together and talk about Heroes.  This event is arguably, as the …

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May 07

I’m So Sick of Dots

Dots. What a pain in the ass. They seem to get in the way of a lot of good. Now  you might be thinking, “Well DK, that’s great. Why don’t you lie down for a while a take a couple of magic pills of sleepy sleep and wake up ready to leave your fantasy world …

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Mar 25

Tune Up Those Community Fibers

Community is what defines us, in so many ways. We are shaped, inspired, challenged, and even celebrated through out connection to community. But too often this shaping requires a little adjustment, some “re-shaping.”  Like Herman Melville explained, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”  I believe it …

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Jan 28

Impact and Activation

Nonprofiteers. A made up word. Noun. Meaning: Those rockstars who decide that the profession of working for others, a mission, not-so-great pay, tough hours, constant fundraising… and passion… is important and life-balancing. But, my fellow nonprofiteers… we have a itty-bitty problem. We have a weird relationship with those in the “for-profit” sectors of our communities. …

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