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by Meg Wheatley & Deborah Frieze: In nature, change never happens as a result of top-down, pre-conceived strategic plans, or from the mandate of any single individual or boss. Change begins as local actions spring up simultaneously in many different areas
From Stanford Social Innovation: This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.
Tompkins said that when she began working full-time at Patagonia in 1972, she didn’t understand how the actions of the business world as well as the behavior of individuals “affected the very underpinnings” of the individual, the family and the community.