It’s been an interesting week.  I started my week with lots of campaign presentations.  Tuesday was really exciting.  I talked about the nonprofit of the future.  Could it be that most services will be delivered with technology and virtually?  Some of that is already true.  It’s an interesting premise to wonder what the landscape looks like in the near term and in the longer term.  Given the information age, the knowledge age, the business to business and customer to business world is changing to the human to human world, what happens with nonprofits that care for people with people.  A new curiosity…

Tuesday also held the beginning of our Public Policy Committee!  It’s exciting to take this formal step toward policy work.  Watch this space for cool stuff to emerge.  Tuesday night I visited the Community Health Worker class at Rogue Community College.  The students are so inspiring and at so many different places in their lives.  One woman though walked in with her two little kids!  Hector and his little sister sat all the way through class and were so well behaved.  No peeps, no distractions.  They were amazing!  Hector wants to go to college.  Don’t you think he will for sure after having sat through classes with his mom!  She didn’t have care for them.  I thought wow that’s the best care!

Wednesday brought this month’s WiLL Council meeting as we prep for our 12th annual luncheon.  The check-in was amazing.  We start our meetings with check-ins so everyone’s voice is heard and physically, mentally, emotionally, we all enter the room.  It was worth the meeting!  The question was about what you might like to be remembered for and/or something that came from your grandmother.  Women cried.  There was such power in the room.  Thursday brought such an inspiring lunch with Grandpa Bruce!  He’s a Foster Grandparent at Orchard Hill and his story was so moving and he loves those kids in kindergarten.  What a gift for him, for the kids, for the schools and for our community!

And now it’s Friday!  Phew!  It’s been a bit of a blur but one that’s filled with gratitude for people along the way.  Cheerio,