Taking mission-driven organizations from good to great

Author David Grant discusses how mission-driven organizations can go from good to great. And he discusses his experience with reconnecting high school students with the land at Vermont’s famous Mountain School, a semester program which he co-founded in the 1980s. Grant ends with a re-enactment of Mark Twain, which he formerly performed to worldwide audiences.

David Grant, author, The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations (Chelsea Green).

Can local investing save Baltimore and beyond? The economic development rip-off & the local economy solution

Traditional economic development has ripped off communities, losing both jobs and money. Economist and author Michael Shuman argues that investing locally can reverse the damage. He proposes how local reinvestment could be a solution in riot-torn Baltimore, which has suffered from massive disinvestment from the inner city.

Michael Shuman, author, The Local Economy Solution: How Innvoative, Self-Financing ‘Pollinator’ Enterprises Can Grown Jobs and Prosperity (Chelsea Green)