Greater Good

The Allstate Foundation Announces New Nonprofit Leadership Program with Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management

Participants will hone skills to lead the changing nonprofit sector
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NORTHBROOK, IL, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/– Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a unique program to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders called Greater Good. Sixteen nonprofit leaders joined the program as a part of a year-long professional development opportunity that kicked off at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus with a three-day development and training session.

Beating Leukemia and Building a New Life

The Healing Power of Working for the Greater Good
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From the blog at Gifts From the Train Station

My friend Rob Meadows grew up on the move, the third of four boys in his family.  During his childhood they lived in a variety of states and even as far as New Zealand, and through it all, his father was always there for him.  As Rob grew and pursued his education as far as a PhD, he knew his father was proud.  Which made it all the harder when Rob faced leukemia and his father was no longer there for him.

Sustainability and the Healing Power of Helping Others

Help yourself by helping others
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Sustainability means different things to different people.  To some it’s all about protecting for the long term the many ecosystems and organisms threatened around the world by humanity.  It’s a big vision, and one I believe in, leading me to write a book or two about the topic.  An even broader view is that sustainability is also about helping the people we share our planet with, working for the greater good for all of us, as described in my new book Gifts from the Train Station.

From Adversity to Advocacy

The Healing Power of the Greater Good
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I’ve met a lot of amazing people lately while working on my new book Gifts from the Train Station, people who had their lives knocked by everything from cancer to car accidents but held on to hope and not only survived but went on to do great things with the second chance they were given.  By working for the greater good and reaching out to help others, they also healed themselves.  One of these inspiring people was Jeff Bell, author, ra

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