Every summer I head to Saint Mary’s university of Minnesota. I’m on faculty in the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Development. One of the greatest experiences of my life!
And I’m working on new stuff for summer 2018. Are you going to enroll? Check it out! Marvelous and rigorous program for those who want to focus on leadership and scholarship to build stronger organizations, stronger communities, and a stronger world.
This summer we will welcome Cohort 28.
Here’s a blog I wrote back in summer 2010. When I was on campus with Cohort 20. Our great conversation produced some cage-rattling questions for professionals, the profession, charitable organizations, and society itself. Questions like:
1. What does trust mean? Why does it matter?
2. Who is the nonprofit accountable to?
3. How comfortable are you being lost?
4. What makes someone part of a community? What does being part of a community entitle us to, obligate us for?
5. Why does society seem to feel that nonprofits should operate in “poverty-like” ways?
6. Why does a willingness to accept lower wages (than for-profits) seem to be an indicator or qualification for working in the nonprofit sector?
And here’s more from Cohort 20…bumper stickers!
1. Is lost actually found?
2. Don’t mistake leadership for strong talking.
3. Perhaps it’s called development because we find the answer – only questions that lead to more questions.
4. Rise up!