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Kris Henry
Monday, December 7, 2015
Ways of Working
A pair of gloves. A toy guitar. Passes to the science museum. These are just a few of the things on the holiday wish list provided to me by REACH, a Waltham, MA-based organization that serves survivors of domestic violence. For the third consecutive year, my colleagues and I are coming together to provide a few nice things to a few of REACH's families in the spirit of the holidays. We have a deep appreciation for good facilitation around here. REACH does a stellar job facilitating a Holiday Gift Program that provides support to over 200 families each year. REACH invites survivors they work with to participate, and ask them to provide a list of gift wishes for themselves and for their children.
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Bree Sanchez
Thursday, November 12, 2015
We Made This
Our current series on the Aesthetics of Change has inspired us to talk more about power of art to transform us on an individual and collective level. In our second voice postcard on this topic, a few more Collective Nexters sat down with podcast producer Katherine Gorman to discuss works of art that have had a lasting impact on them personally.In this short piece, Geoff Amidei, Katia Greene, Evan Wondolowski, and Kathy Clemons talk about surprise and delight, the...
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Kathy Clemons
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Insights
If you know me, you know I like to talk. I chat, I converse, I narrate, I think out loud, I process the world with words. It’s part of who I am. It makes me different – and it’s my strength. And you could say I’m a professional “talk-er,” as a significant part of my professional life as a Solution Designer at Collective Next involves helping leaders understand and develop stories, and deliver those stories on stage as Talks.Did you read Sherry Turkle’s essay in the...
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John Colaruotolo
Sunday, October 25, 2015
TEDx
My team and I have had the opportunity to scribe the talks at TEDxKids and TEDxSMU for the past few years. It's a two-day session that takes place at the Dallas City Performance Hall. TEDxKids@TEDxSMU is day one, followed by TEDxSMU (proper, for grown ups) on day two.We always expect a great deal of inspiring talks and new friendships to form with like-minded idea-makers, big and small/young and not so. This year's speakers were excellent, as expected, and I'll...
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Renee Piazza
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ways of Working
Think back to your most recent first day of work at a new company. You were probably feeling excited but also a little, ummm… vulnerable? If it’s been a while, perhaps you have some vague memories of
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Gordon Eby
Monday, October 12, 2015
Insights
Okay, I'll say it: The philanthropic community often lags when it comes to innovation. So much of today’s technology and resources are focused on increasing efficiency and generating revenue, which leaves charities, non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations behind. There is, however, a movement to correct this discrepancy powered by organizations like Fidelity Charitable, and an increasing number of philanthropic entrepreneurs.In September, Fidelity...
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Bree Sanchez
Thursday, October 8, 2015
We Made This
Our current series on the Aesthetics of Change is sparking new ways of thinking and talking about the power of art to transform us on an individual and collective level. In our Boston office, several Collective Nexters sat down with podcast producer Katherine Gorman to discuss works of art that have had a lasting impact on them personally. In the short "voice postcard" featured below, Renee Piazza, Hamilton Ray, and Erin King talk about site-specific sculpture,...
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Hamilton Ray
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ways of Working
There is an old adage (supported with compelling research) that acquiring new customers is exponentially harder than retaining existing ones. Our clients are in constant pursuit of that “Golden Customer” — the one who champions your cause, who tells you what you want to hear AND what you don’t want to hear, and who transitions with you from a disparate set of give-and-take transactions to an ongoing, mutually fulfilling relationship.
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Bree Sanchez
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Insights
I recently received this note from a friend: Help. I am organizing my company’s annual Fall off-site meeting. It’s a 2-day gig. First day we’re driving there and doing a volunteer project. Second day we’re going on a 3-hour safari [don’t ask, it’s California] and then meeting for 4 hours in the afternoon. What should we do with our meeting time? Your thoughts appreciated. PS: Should we do team building? Here, Collective Nexters share pro tips for making your next big meeting a huge success.
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Rachael Maggiani
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Insights
It’s 7:15am and my Green Line train is screeching towards Packard’s Corner in Allston. I ring the bell for my stop and hop off the train into the already warm morning air, coffee in hand. As I walk up to my destination, I can hear the sound of a room full of girls talking, yelling, and making new friends. I see the volunteers running around like crazy, and happy to be doing it. By mid-afternoon, I am in charge of a band full of girls. They’re playing multiple...
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