Visionary Leadership Blog

rEvolutionary Leaders Look Toward the Future

As our sector continues to face challenges throughout, rEvolutionary leaders must continue to stand steadfast and equip themselves with the necessary tools to address them. It was over 50 years ago when there was a call to win the War on Poverty. And our sector, including many members in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities network, responded valiantly to that call. Although we have made strides toward progress, we must continue to be relentless in our work to help all children and families achieve their full potential. … more

President Barack Obama Describes a rEvolutionary Leader in Interview

The ultimate goal of the rEvolutionary leadership achieved through the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities rEvolutionary Leadership model is systems change.

This is the systems change President Obama referred to throughout a recent interview with CBS News. This is the systems change that needs to take place to create and cultivate better neighborhoods and communities so more Americans can help create an equitable society. … more

Reflections on the 2016 Senior Leadership Conference from a Rising Leader

August 2016 Update: Recently, Anais Biera Miracle wrote an opinion piece for the San Antonio Express-News on the pressing need for greater investment in child welfare services in Texas.

Her piece, while pointing out that 19 children available for foster homes were forced to sleep in CPS offices on one night, calls for greater capacity to establish additional good foster care homes. She also says that private providers need competitive and performance-based contracts to better serve the needs of children entering foster care. … more

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network's Path to Success

How do you create success? Not revenue or profits—the success that we crave as nonprofit leaders. The success that means we’ve solved a problem, improved lives, and created a better world?

I’ve been able to work on a social issue on which we’ve made significant progress: homelessness. Despite the recession and rising housing costs, homelessness is decreasing. There were 11 percent fewer homeless people in 2014 than there were in 2007 (more data here). Here’s what I’ve identified as the five necessities for success: … more

Transformational Leadership Skills Influences Change

The quote by Greek Philosopher Heraclitus, “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” still remains true to this day. Change is indeed inevitable, and those in the human service field are not exempt from constant change. … more

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