Tag: Director’s Message

June 26, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Orignally posted on Forbes.com 5/17/2013 @ 6:00PM  At church the other morning, the pastor’s sermon was about community. She asked us to look at what kind of relationship we…

February 7, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Last time, I wrote about the need for “playbooks” to help practitioners in the field advance plans and goals for development and progress.  A question came back: what…

January 24, 2013

by Raphael Bostic How is knowledge passed on from on group to another one? This is a question I continually come upon in my policy work. In nerdy terms, what we…

December 20, 2012

by Raphael Bostic As we move through the holiday season and approach the end of the semester, it is a good time to take stock of the year that has past.…

December 6, 2012

by Raphael Bostic During a recent advisory board meeting for Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending California, we had a lively discussion about where to draw the line determining what products should be…

November 29, 2012
October 25, 2012

by Raphael Bostic For a while now, I have been reflecting on the important role that “the personal” plays in determining whether a governance arrangement is going to be effective. It…

October 11, 2012
October 4, 2012

by Raphael Bostic In recent years, many have argued that government is in a state of crisis. There are big problems that are widely known – a crumbling infrastructure, flailing education…