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Best practices for nonprofit organizations

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Nonprofit organizations depend upon leaders like you. You are donors, board members, volunteers and staff members. You invest your time, money, knowledge, skills and efforts in the organizations that matter.
You understand the important roles that charity organizations play in our community and your participation makes them efficient. Continue Reading Best practices for nonprofit organizations

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‘Everybody Welcome’

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On April 24, the Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously to sponsor a 2007 Multi-Cultural Fair. This vote, to waive park fees and related costs, was a dramatic shift from their earlier position when Council members expressed reticence to support the fair because of their concern about gay and lesbian participation. Since no council member spoke in opposition to this concern, sponsorship seemed doomed. Yet the unanimous vote of support took place just two weeks later in a council chambers filled to standing-room-only with residents who supported the fair and its organizers, the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum. Continue Reading ‘Everybody Welcome’

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This past January, El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement conducted several focus groups with 14 leaders from Colorado Springs. The groups sought to gauge opinions about the forum’s effectiveness and the state of leadership in the Pikes Peak region. Continue Reading Convening today’s and tomorrow’s civic leaders

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Corporate philanthropy

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Being a good corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, but it’s proving to be an essential business tool in the competitive market. Those companies that embrace corporate philanthropy find that they are not only creating social change in the communities where they live and work, but also are reaping the unintended benefits of strong return on investment (ROI) to their business in multiple areas. Continue Reading Corporate philanthropy

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Leadership about creating a positive impact

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The most effective leaders are those who can inspire and show people that even the most intangible thoughts can be put into action, resulting in positive change and collaboration. Continue Reading Leadership about creating a positive impact

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As a follow-up to this session, the forum will be hosting a City Council Candidate Panel at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at the Penrose House.
For more information, visit www.elpomar.org. Continue Reading Civic advancement forum provides insight into politics, public policy

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Powerful partners in defending the homeland

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The Pikes Peak Region is home to an incredible mix of Department of Defense military installations: Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
These locations are workplaces to a multinational, joint service force. This force has active and Reserve military members, civil servants and defense contractors. When you couple with the great residents locally, you have formed a powerful force in protecting Americans where we live and work. Continue Reading Powerful partners in defending the homeland

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As a native of Colorado Springs (a fact whose importance gets overblown continuously) I have watched Colorado Springs grow like crazy, and remember my grandfather who ran a tourist court in Ivywild during the 1930s and who became one of Colorado’s foremost masonry contractors (including the masonry for First Presbyterian downtown and the Corpus Christi church by Penrose hospital) talk about how bright the future was for Colorado Springs, before even Circle Drive was a twinkle in his eye. Continue Reading Changing leadership for changing Colorado Springs

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Outstanding community leaders recognized

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On March 10, Leadership Pikes Peak will present awards to three outstanding community leaders during the organization’s annual Celebration of Community Leadership at 5:30 p.m. at Doolittle Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The evening includes live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a keynote presentation by leadership expert and author Robert Ginnett. Continue Reading Outstanding community leaders recognized

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Workplace diversity a global, local must

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The business community is clearly a major stakeholder as the inability to attract the best talent can threaten our continued economic development. Continue Reading Workplace diversity a global, local must

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