It’s a catchy sentiment, and a nice way to wrap up the Power of Celebration sessions shared with over 100 Charis partners from all over the world. But like many motivational quotes, it needs a little more context and nuance to be practical in the raw realities of day to day charity leadership.
For almost five years, The Charis Foundation has been facilitating conversations with charity leaders and donors to discuss how to bring greater health and wholeness to the Christian charitable-philanthropic sector. We have been doing this alongside Brent Fearon of The Foundation Office, Lauri Thompson from Tapestry Philanthropy Partners, and Consultant Dr. Rod Wilson. We asked Dr. Wilson to write a summary of our shared conversations to date. We hope you find the article thought-provoking and invite your feedback on our reflections.
Over the past two years, The Charis Foundation has appreciated talking to iTeams Canada about how to navigate the pandemic both in Canada and with partners around the world. See their reflections on trust here.
Andy Crouch, Kurt Keilhacker, and Dave Blanchard, published an article in the early days of COVID-19 that you likely heard about. It is titled: Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization Is Now a Startup. It...