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  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Strategic Planning
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781638773696

Sustainable Engagement

Strategic Planning for Positive Social Change

by William D. Gibson

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Overview
If you are interested in an accessible process that guides you through the important details of constructing a flexible, strategic plan, this book is for you — "an essential playbook to scale and sustain your organization's impact with your community." "In the work of creating positive social change, we have to make it a priority to address the vital details of operation and sustainability. This often requires a shift. The shift couldn't be more important than it is today, as we face many challenges and vital issues in America — the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, white fragility, political unrest, climate change, unemployment, the availability and affordability of healthcare, equitable access to education, hunger and homelessness, etc." — from the Introduction
Description
If you are interested in an accessible process that guides you through the important details of constructing a flexible, strategic plan, this book is for you — "an essential playbook to scale and sustain your organization's impact with your community." "In the work of creating positive social change, we have to make it a priority to address the vital details of operation and sustainability. This often requires a shift. The shift couldn't be more important than it is today, as we face many challenges and vital issues in America — the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, white fragility, political unrest, climate change, unemployment, the availability and affordability of healthcare, equitable access to education, hunger and homelessness, etc." — from the Introduction
About the author
Dr. William D. Gibson is a culture geek, innovator, and entrepreneur with 25+ years of blended nonprofit and private sector executive management experience. He is a leader of innovation strategies, social entrepreneurship, and CBO collaboration who is known for solving ambiguous problems at scale. In the private sector, Gibson spent more than 16 years in business startup and marketing, where his focus was strategy development, corporate communications, product development, and creating a culture where teams could thrive. He has led and collaborated on a number of new startups, supported by more than $5M of VC and angel investor funding and held two design patents. Gibson is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He completed his doctorate at George Fox University (Portland, OR) focusing on semiotics/future studies, with an emphasis on social and technological advancement. He completed his master's at Duke University (Durham, NC), with a focus on social entrepreneurship. He serves as an adjunct faculty member and dissertation advisor for doctoral candidates at George Fox University. Gibson also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College for their Customer Experience (CX) Program. He has presented and consulted internationally in Seoul, Korea; Belfast, Ireland; and London, England, and served in Central America and Japan.
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