The only thing I like about mid-February is that the gym is quiet again. This is when people quit their New Year’s resolutions.
Wow! That was one of my 4-year old grandson’s very first words. And how I loved that he said it with such wonder. One of his favorite “wow” moments was the beautiful sunrise he would see on his way to daycare. (His mother was not necessarily as excited by the 6:30 AM sunrise as he was.)
When it comes to partnerships is it really the case that: 1 + 1 = 3 (or more!)? Or, is the reality that, in most cases 1 + 1 = 1 (or even less!)?I recently returned from an invigorating 3 days at Imagine Canada’s National Summit[i] in Ottawa. Despite it taking place on the final afternoon of the event (when my brain synapses are starting to tire), “The Debate: Be it resolved that closer collaboration within the sector does not produce better outcomes”, left me more awake and alert than ever.
Pop Quiz. The greatest value to a not-for-profit from partnering with business is:a. The moneyb. I don't know - I don't do partnershipsc. Good catering and nice meeting roomsd. The scale of impact
We are very excited Canada's Governor General is focusing on community engagement! We have worked with volunteers, and in the field of volunteer leadership for years. So we have huge belief in the concept, and agree volunteering is part of being Canadian. Like the Governor General, we see the way people want to be engaged in their communities is changing – and a new definition of volunteering is required. How wonderful to see a public figure insist on this so passionately.