Author Archives: KellyMcG

About KellyMcG

working with the flow and questioning everything.

Herald Headlines Harvest!

The Herald Zimbabwe features a story about a Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp Zimbabwe graduate’s use of World Cafe and Circle practice tools to harvest input from youth leaders.

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Art of Hosting goes to Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp ~ South Africa

My new friend and collaborator Irene Chikumbo and I just completed three very dynamic, two-day Community Ideation trainings for Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. When Irene experienced Pro-Action Café as part of YALI program in the United States, … Continue reading

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Kufunda Village, Zimbabwe

Me: Have you ever heard about a project or a place and suspected that its story has become based more on our desire for it to be true than on something real? UNICEF guy: Like when you are promised the moon, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Solutions Emerge From Paying Attention

During his presentation last night, Marcos Salazar, founder of NYC-based Be Social Change, offered a core insight from many years of domestic investment in prototyping and scaling social enterprises. Projects that go the distance have mostly emerged from time and … Continue reading

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Practice Being Just

We have been exploring what it takes to transform rather than regulate on our blog Power and Privilege 2.0. This inquiry continues to return us to the importance of embracing treating each other well as a practice. In Tuesday’s piece … Continue reading

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Creating Impact through Grace

Tuesday Ryan-Hart (live) and Tim Merry (via Skype) joined Allen Frimpong, Nancy Fritsche Eagan and me at the Center for Social Innovation on a November 20 & 21 in NYC for  Creating Impact through Engagement: a deep dive into effective participatory practices for stakeholder engagement featuring inspirational, … Continue reading

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Getting Found

I am delighted o announce the launch of Power and Privilege 2.0, a blog by me and friends Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Allen Frimpong. The three of us met several years ago and immediately connected through our shared passion for working with people and groups … Continue reading

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Evolving Together

See yourself as responsible for creating a shift as significant as the shift from hunter-gatherer to agriculture. See yourself as significant enough to create that shift.  Grace Lee Boggs I am wrapping up a beautiful collaboration with Juanita Brown of The … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Journey: Pacify, Enrich, Magnify, Destroy

I studied at Skylake Lodge yesterday with one of my teachers  and friends Arawana Hayashi. She offered her buddhist teacher’s framework for artists on four stages of creativity: 1. Pacify ~ create a calm hospitable mind/environment/sacred space that welcomes and invites … Continue reading

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Cynefin: A framework for working in complexity

Allen Frimpong and I did a training last night for about 14 people working in social change, disability movement, harm reduction, art and faith communities. The group studied the Cynefin Framework and then discussed what it takes to stay in inquiry rather … Continue reading

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