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Creating Change in Detroit via Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy

Original Article by Chris Polk for D-Business Magazine (Detroit’s Premier Business Journal).

Over the past decade, Detroit has rediscovered what the entire region had already learned over a 100 years ago: there is nothing as powerful as a new idea in the hands of a first-class change agent, entrepreneur, or philanthropist. 722 more words


The Ford Foundation Leads The Way

Leading foundations and philanthropic thought leaders around the world continue to demonstrate that now time is right for us to look at society, investment and change with a fresh perspective. 269 more words


Disrupting Philanthropy and Business in Michigan with Systems Thinking

Imagine that you’re leading an organization or a project dedicated to bringing high-speed Internet to public schools and underserved areas in Detroit. Rather than approach the project from a traditional perspective, you could look at it in a more comprehensive manner. 431 more words