I am not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination. I have however, in the past shared some of my spiritual journey within the Jewish community in past blogs. This post is one such missive.
This evening is Erev Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. This year, as in past years (though not every year) I attended, what I think is the most beautiful service in the Jewish liturgy - Kol Nidre. It is on this evening that, for those who believe, the gates of heaven open and our prayers rise to God for It to determine if we are worthy of another year on earth AND if that year will be a good one or a not so good one.
I recently presented at the RSD4 summit on systemic design and philanthropy held at the Banff Centre. Below is a copy of the presentation and what follows are the key concepts that I shared. We are at a critical point in North American policy history where we can fundamentally shift the way that money flows between and around charities, non-profits and social businesses. Whether you think these issues are complex or complicated, at the core there is a groundswell of people who are striving to change a system that is fundamentally flawed - the way we transact for social change.