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Called to serve: a vision of philanthropic leadership and work

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Paul Pribbenow

on 15 December 2011

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Transcript of Called to serve: a vision of philanthropic leadership and work

Vocare - are you listening?
Needs and aspirations
Loving each other
Pay attention -
attend to what is important
Do the work -
Getting done what is needed
A centered life
Debunking the mythology of balance
Are you watching and listening?
Called to life
It all makes sense
Free to use our gifts
This is what we were meant to be and do
Communities of nurture and support
We're in this together
Let your life speak
"Ask me whether what I have done is my life." (William Stafford)
The way closes
Leading from within
And a way opens - the narrative of our lives
Integrity, authenticity,
telling the truth
Hospitality is not to change people
Philanthropy as that place where values and passions intersect
Reflective practice
Your philanthropic curriculum
How you grow as a philanthropic leader
Personal authenticity
Professional integrity
Organizational imagination
Public service
Now I become myself.
It's taken time, many years and places.
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other peoples' faces...

(May Sarton)
The public practice of our work
The values of our professional work
The AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory
Leadership, conscience and paying attention
Professional experiences
Personal development
Collegial conversations
Public service
Despite the evidence...
Stewardship, a way of life
The nature of professional learning
The promise of enough in a world of scarcity
Reflection #1:
What do you listen to?
Reflection #2:
A word or phrase that
names your center
Reflection #3:
Your call to philanthropic
fundraising - how and why?
Please join our community of reflective practitioners!
Notes for the Reflective Practitioner
Called to serve:
a vision of philanthropic leadership and work

Called to serve:
a vision of philanthropic leadership and work

Hospitality is the creation of free space where a stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer space where change can take place… The paradox of hospitality is that it wants to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and find themselves free; free to sing their own songs, speak their own languages, dance their own dances; free to leave and follow their own vocations. (Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out)
The citizen professional:
civic skills for
democratic engagement
The User's Guide
for Leaders

Show up - be present
Make a plan
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