Over the last 20 years, I have spent a lot of my time working for not-for-profit organizations in the US and abroad, serving as a nonprofit board member, and holding elected offices in a small Western Massachusetts town. This blog is a place for me to address questions that circle around a handful of themes from my nonprofit and local government experiences:
- How can charitable organizations and local governments function well?
- How can those entities effectively engage and serve their communities?
- Why do a few people chose to pursue public service, while many others do not?
- How can small, rural communities can collaborate for mutual benefit?