Fall 2017 Public Workshops & Roundtables

I am pleased to announce my workshop & roundtable schedule for Fall of 2017: Facilitation Skills Fundamentals – September 15th, 8:3oam-12:30pm One of the most important skills of an effective community leader is the ability to facilitate group discussions and

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Winter & Spring 2017 Public Workshops & Roundtables

I am pleased to announce my workshop & roundtable schedule for  Spring of 2017: FACILITATION SKILLS INTENSIVE- April 12th, 2017 at the 2100 building in Seattle One of the most important skills of an effective community leader is the ability

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Welcome to my new website and a new name!

Hi friends and colleagues, This summer marks my 9th year doing training and consulting as a business. I am so grateful in that time to have worked with many amazing leaders, organizers, activists, and change agents in that time.  The

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Tax breaks for the rich will not help us fight poverty

The New York Times magazine ran a story about ‘the Charitable Giving Divide’ this weekend validating what those of us who raise money for social causes know to be true—that the wealthy give a smaller percentage of their total income

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Join me at Schools Out Mini-Con or at Putting the Pieces Together Conference

Hi friends and colleagues, Hope this note finds you well. There are a couple great conferences in the Seattle metro area that I will be training and speaking at this month that I think you might find interesting. I will

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Addressing Our Unequal Distribution of Wealth in the U.S.

Interesting Seattle Times piece pointing out that one of our wealthy Seattle philanthropists, Judy Pigott, is advocating for higher taxes on the wealthy. I think a critical part of fighting poverty in our nation is addressing our unfair tax structure

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The Revolution Will Not Be Adultist!

I am an occasional contributor to the Solid Ground blog. Check out my post today that was inspired by the writing of friend and colleague, Adam Fletcher of the FreeChild Project, my work with Seattle Young People’s Project, and of

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Penny Harvest in the News!

Hi friends, As most of you know, I am very passionate about my work with Penny Harvest. Young people are empowered to create social change in their community through this innovative youth philanthropy and service learning program. Last year, students

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