Shifting the paradigm…

We made a huge mistake when we focused on programs, grants, and funding. We must FOCUS on the PEOPLE who are supposed to BENEFIT from programs, grants, and funding. There is no more room for people with social service and education careers and community organizations if they can’t be accountable for the results they need to produce. 
–> COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OF INTENDED BENEFICIARIES AND THOSE CLOSE TO THEM

Collective Impact Forum 2019
Chicago, IL 

moving from enabling to empowering…increasing accountability

While attending a conference about collective impact, I did not hear the word ‘enable’ one single time and I was listening very carefully while taking a lot of notes. The focus is rightfully on the word ‘EMPOWER’ to make sure we’re more accountable to Indigenous Community Residents.