Latest Blog Posts

  • Top-down, Meet Bottom-up (Elite Power, New Power, and Sharing Power)

    by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out and Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum

    This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Local Action, a three-month digital series examining how individuals and organizations plug in to the communities they care about and spur others into …

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  • Tory Martin & Teri Behrens

    Meet the Johnson Center’s New Executive Director, Dr. Teresa (Teri) Behrens

    Teri Behrens, Ph.D. began her new role as the Executive Director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy on October 22, 2018. Tory Martin, the Johnson Center’s director of communications and engagement, sat down with Teri to learn more about her vision for our …

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