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Did I Say Collaboration?

I’ve blogged before (January 16, 2016) about the value of collaborative efforts in person and community transformation. At the risk of being repetitive, I write about collaboration again today because I continue to see its value play out in my interactions with individuals and families in crisis. Problems and challenges within a person’s life are rarely…

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Collaborative For Neighborhood Transformation

Last week I had the privilege to share a cup of coffee with Stan Rowland, Facilitator and key developer of the Collaborative for Neighborhood Transformation. Neighborhood Transformation (NT) arose from Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategy, which is a wholistic, transformational, empowering ministry. This Neighborhood Transformation strategy raises up community based organizations, agency non-profits and churches…

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Technology Supported Coordination and Collaboration

Some readers of this blog will know that I recently returned from the Minneapolis area after caring for my sister who became seriously ill shortly before Christmas (hence the gap in adding to my blog postings).  Coming from a healthcare background, I was impressed how today’s electronic health record technology allowed each of the 5 physician…

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Bringing Hope……

On Friday afternoon, I received a call from a colleague and friend who, because of her background in a previous role within our State government, received a ‘distress call’ for help from a friend who had just been introduced to a mom (I’ll call her ‘Sara’-not her real name) with 7 children who was facing imminent eviction…

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Collective IMPACT

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending the Sunnyslope Youth and Family Partnerships Navigator Training session.  This meeting is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Open Door Fellowship Church. Sunnyslope Youth and Family Partnership is a collaboration of representatives from schools, neighborhood groups, hospital departments, social service agencies and governmental entities who work together…

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What Does It Mean to Launch?

So what does ‘launch’ of Impact Phoenix look like? What does it entail? Our initial focus has been on creating a website. As I spoke to my friends and family about Impact Phoenix, they all asked about our website. I know when I’m introduced to a new organization, I always look to ‘kick the tires’…

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Prepare for Launch

October has been ‘preparation for launch month’ for Impact Phoenix.  Although our organization was legally formed in 2010 and our tax exempt status obtained in 2014, the founders of this great mission driven organization agreed this summer to be intentional about starting operations.  So just like we do with individuals seeking assistance from Impact Phoenix,…

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It's Time – Welcome to the Impact Phoenix Blog

I begin my first blog post with this short phrase-it’s time. Years ago I was at a conference that had a segment on increasing the awareness of your organization. The presenter said she heard of someone who made up lapel pins with these two words on it. The intent was to wear the pin to…

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