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Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

When I was doing an interview last month with Hadas Ofek, a physical therapist and member of Shatil’s Northern Health Equity Network, I ended our interview by asking if she had anything else to say about Shatil or our work. She responded without a beat; “I think the Shatil people are brilliant. Each one of [&hellip

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From Seeds to Tweets

From Seeds to Tweets

The interface for change is getting a little more digital each year. It is increasingly crucial for an organization that relies on the activism of its followers to have a social media presence. Users need a convenient and readily made location to get information, share stories, create meetings , and, generally, keep up to date [&hellip

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The Listeners

The Listeners

“You have every right to be here.” I looked into the eyes of the white haired Arab man in a white truck. He seemed tired, tired of the same everything that I too was carrying in the knit pack on my back. It took me a moment to translate his Hebrew statement into one I [&hellip

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To mourn with those that mourn

To mourn with those that mourn

When I posted that last blog to my facebook wall, I faced a dilemma. Though my love of the resource development center is real, it isn’t the most important thing to me right now. I ended up framing the post like this: And not surprisingly, all of the conversations sparked by it were about the [&hellip

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Why I Love The Resource Development Center

Why I Love The Resource Development Center

It’s occasionally hard to explain what we really do here at Shatil, because so much of our work is in the background.  We help; we coordinate; we build capacity.  We create institutions like the Resource Development Center that make it possible for other organizations to be effective. Some people find capacity building boring.  I don’t; [&hellip

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The Day of the Unboring Boring Stuff

The Day of the Unboring Boring Stuff

This is a message to all of my fellow right brained learners: those of us who don’t absorb math or accounting terms, who struggle to memorize rules and regulations we haven’t seen in practice. We are those who would rather think conceptually than literally, but can’t always grasp the concepts. This is a message for [&hellip

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