Purpose Driven? If You Cannot Define it, Probably Not

Any organization that claims to be purpose, impact, or mission driven had better define its terms. “Purpose driven” has become a common, but poorly defined phrase for many organizations in the impact sector. We challenged ourselves to think critically about how we define purpose, and what being a purpose...

Making Trouble to Make Change

If I could, I would spend the day with Cecile Richards. As a young woman professional, I aspire to be like Cecile. For those of you who don’t know, Cecile Richards is the former CEO of Planned Parenthood, a grassroots organizer, and a certified badass. She spent the first...

Meaning and Work Series: Kim Gilmore

… We continue the Meaning and Work series with Kim Gilmore.    “Just jump in and think about meaning, in everything you do.”   What she does: Kim helps bring history to life by creating memorable television programming and paired content. Her passion for history and humanity is expressed through...

Meaning and Work Series: Maureen Sedonaen

… We continue the Meaning and Work series with Maureen Sedonaen.  “No one wants charity. They want your access. They want their kids to have a better life. They want stability. They want a chance. When you see the people you serve as less than you, it’s time to...

Meaning and Work Series: Alex Tourk

…We begin the Meaning and Work Series with Alex Tourk. “I feel fortunate that I found my niche and that it has tangible meaning and impact.”   What he does: Brings together government, corporations, and communities to solve real problems for real people. Alex began his career in politics....

Meaning and Work: A Series

After money, the thing most people seek in their work is meaning.   At Schaffer&Combs we get to work with thousands of people who are making our planet more measurably prosperous, fair, and just plain pleasant. Some of them are well known, and the meaning they make at work...