Videos | Why does the new Super-Hero look so familiar?

The latest two videos in our series “Adventures of Public Allies Super-Heroes” introduce us to the final Hero on the team: MacAsset. Observant readers of this blog might recognize him as my co-blogger here at Allies2010, MacArthur Antigua. Mac’s the director of Recruitment and Expansion, so lots of folks who apply to Public Allies know his name. As a Super-Hero, however, he represents the Public Allies Super-Power of Asset-Based Solutions. Mac is one of my colleagues at the Public Allies National Office, but we work in two different cities (he’s in Minneapolis-St. Paul, I’m in Milwaukee; we compare notes about snowfall records). That’s why you’re seeing him via web chat.

By the way, Mac is out of town right now, attending the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City. He’s working hard to get the word out about Public Allies. You can expect to read about the conference in future blog posts.

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On Graduation, 13 years later.

Public Allies Chicago '97. That's me in the backline, between Rick Manabat and Jaime de Leon

We’ve reached the “graduation season” of the program year.  As my co-workers in the national office shared stories of attending Presentations of Learning, and our Operation: Congratulations effort has invited me to be reflective on my own graduation from Public Allies 13 years ago.  I rustled up a few photos from my shoebox, and tried to piece together memories like Guy Pearce from Memento.

I don’t remember much from that day.  I vaguely remember doing Team Service Read the rest of this entry »

Talkin ’bout the Now Generation


All gussied up for the radio show.

Rosetta Thurman, host of All Nonprofits Considered

I got the opportunity to talk about Public Allies and leadership development in the sector today with Rosetta Thurman.  It was a pleasure and privilege to have this opportunity, as Rosetta is definitely one of the influencers and thought leaders in the field. If you missed it, here’s the link to the podcast.

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