Each Monday through October 23, we’ll be sharing a weekly roundup of the latest news and stories from Our Common Future.
With five weeks to go until changemakers from all over the country gather in Detroit this October 25-27, here are some of the past week’s highlights from the Our Common Future blog.
Understanding the Agenda
Breakouts. Primers. Big Thoughts, Quick Talks. What’s the difference between all of these? The Our Common Future agenda has a variety of content and learning formats. Check out our short glossary to help you understand the agenda, and make the most out of your time in Detroit this October!
Think Public Policy Isn’t Part of Your Job Description, Think Again!
From budget and finances, to human resources, and economic development—public policy affects how every charitable organization functions. Check out our preview of a session at Our Common Future that’s all about the ways public policy impacts your mission and your work.
Playworks at Our Common Future: Ready or Not! Here They Come!
What do success and scale look like when you have a vision for improving the life of every child in America? Playworks Founder and CEO Jill Vialet shares insights about her team’s journey to measurable change in the world through play. She also gets us excited about the role play will have at Our Common Future in Detroit this October 25-27!
Small Civic Engagement Steps Can Lead to Big Mission Results
If you don’t think your organization participates in civic engagement, think again. Civic engagement includes just about anything that brings a diverse group of people together with a common goal of improving the community. Learn more about what civic engagement has to do with advancing your mission with this preview of a Thursday afternoon session at Our Common Future.
Visions for Our Common Future – September 17
Every Sunday, we collect some of the most timely and thought-provoking media we can find the visionaries that will be at Our Common Future for our weekly Visions newsletter. Check out this week’s, featuring Playworks’s Jill Vialet, National Resources Defense Council’s Shelley Poticha, and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Patrick Rooney.