Civic work runs on relationships. But because communities are diverse and power so diffuse, it takes connections that are both broad and deep to be effective. This, in turn, requires we approach relationship building differently in civic work than in other activities. Here’s a key to success: Learning to ask people to do things for you.
Archives for June 2012
There’s a wave of outsourcing sweeping local governments today, and some are treating privatization as if it’s magic. It’s not. It’s just business. In most cases, governments could do everything the private sector does . . . and keep public assets in public hands.