NCFP: Expanding your comfort zone: Managing risk

via National Center for Family Philanthropy, my latest on risk https://www.ncfp.org/blog/2015/sept-risk-philanthropy

Advocates for arts education may be doing more harm than good

The Hehinger Report, July 9, 2015, Advocates for arts education may be doing more harm than good http://hechingerreport.org/advocates-for-arts-education-may-be-doing-more-harm-than-good/

#UnderwaterDreams doc film opens today in NY & LA, my take via @CNNOpinion

View my CNN.com column here, http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/11/opinion/bare-underwater-robot-lessons/index.html?hpt=op_t1. Check out Mary Mazzio’s new documentary film, http://www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com/.

#FoodOasis places residents at heart of food strategy…

My take on social change, dissatisfaction and using food to transform community, http://foodtank.com/news/2014/05/food-oasis.

Baking is more than a new job, it’s a new life…

via @Food_Tank, my piece on #BreadAngels http://foodtank.com/news/2014/02/baking-is-more-than-a-job-its-a-new-life

When the last living speaker from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom stops by for a visit, everyone wants to say hello.

My latest piece on the Food Oasis movement is available via Food Tank, http://foodtank.com/news/2014/02/healing-with-cooking-growing-and-eating.

If you don’t know the name Guy Carawan…

check out my new @CNNOpinion piece on Pete Seeger, Guy Carawan and the power of song http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/opinion/bare-seeger-music-protest/.

Evaluation and the #SacredBundle

From the archives – nine years ago I heard Andy Goodman describe the sacred bundle, and how this custom ensured continuity of learning across generations. Right away, I could see how nonprofit organizations could use the sacred bundle to increase learning within their own cultures. Here is the short piece I wrote for Evaluation Exchange, http://www.hfrp.org/evaluation/the-evaluation-exchange/issue-archive/evaluation-methodology/evaluation-and-the-sacred-bundle.

The Amazing Story of Playworks

My latest CNN.com op-ed, Make 2014 the year your kids play, takes a look at the amazing story of Playworks, a nonprofit founded by Jill Vialet that is transforming recess for thousands of kids across the country. Check out the results of the Mathematica-Stanford evaluation of Playworks.

If you get a chance to see Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt…

If you get a chance to see Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt on their acoustic tour, grab it. Tour dates are here¬†(http://www.lylelovett.com/#/tour_dates/). I was in Chapel Hill on Oct 27 for the show in Memorial Hall. It was terrific. Especially wonderful performances on My Baby Don’t Tolerate, If I Had a Boat, Thing Called Love and Drive South. First saw Lyle Lovett at The Cave in 1986. No one better in an acoustic show.

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