Lorie Corcuera is co-founder and culture creator at SPARK Creations, an organization that helps other businesses build (or re-build) their cultures around their people. Lori explains that SPARK helps to humanize work by putting the focus on people, to help them understand who they are, and how they can live their most effective life, both in their personal lives and at work.
I'm a part of a group called the Whiskey Wisemen. It's a society across North America that supports non profit organizations that do good, while also learning about and consuming Whiskey.
Developing a strategic plan is a valuable process to have both a strategic planning document that guides the organization, as well as to ask important questions that will allow you to uncover different needs that exist in your organization.
Bob Prenovost, who is the Managing Principal at Propellor Advisors, joined us on our Strategy & Leadership Podcast to explain the strategic benefits of social enterprises. While we commonly think of a social enterprise as being either a non-profit or a not-for-profit organization, a social enterprise can also be a for-profit company that is committed to a social cause, whether it be for example humanitarian or environmental. Regardless of the sector, Propellor Advisors' mission is to help organizations become social enterprises.
We asked Bob why organizations might be interested in becoming social enterprises, especially non-profit organizations who might be struggling to retain funding. He explained that government and donor funding is increasingly limited, and not guaranteed, and the continuous search for funding may take more resources and output than income generated in the end.
On September 29th we will be heading east to do some stakeholder engagement and we're going to take the opportuntiy to host one of our famous minglers and meet some great folks in Toronto.
In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Brock McDonald, the CEO of the Recycling Council of BC, joined us to chat about strategic planning, team building, establishing partnerships and leading initiatives within a non-profit environmental organization. Brock has worked with the Recycling Council of BC since 2003 where their mission is to minimize and eventually eliminate waste.
In this issue of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we talked with Jonathan Rewers, the Manager of Design Strategy and Delivery at the City and County of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. While Jonathan works with a wide variety of projects within his role, his main purpose is to lead teams through the strategy process to provide innovative ideas and solutions for city transportation. In essence, Jonathan is a problem solver.
During our chat, Jonathan shared information about some of the recent projects he's been working on, and also delved into the following topics:
Join us on August 15th at 1pm EST/ 10 am PST for a webinar where we will go over the benefits to you and your organization to use a facilitator for your upcoming strategy meeting.
We talk about using culture to drive behaviors as part of the strategic planning process.