Dr. Stephen R. Graves
Helping Leaders Flourish
How Big Companies Are Missing It with Millennials
How To Measure Success
A single black line at the bottom, regardless of its size, can no longer measure success. In truth, it never should have. Our whole world is quickly migrating toward an expectation that all efforts re…
How To Lead A Movement In Your Company
In talking with hundreds of aspiring young leaders, I’ve learned two things: 1) We all want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. I call that a movement. 2) Every leader thinks his or h…
Content collides with Marketing & Design marries Strategy
I’ve been to a lot of weddings over the years. Spectacular destination weddings, huge traditional church weddings, casual outdoor barn weddings and even a few ‘create your own’ weddings that see…
Must-Read Books for the Summer
I think Woodrow Wilson said it first, “I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.” Since I am a verbal processor, that is true for me too.…
Let Generosity Flow
What do a nonprofit hospital in Indiana, an evangelistic Christian ministry in Central America, and a legal team trying to root out the sex trade in Thailand all...
How Many Bottom Lines Are There, Anyway?
A single black line at the bottom, regardless of its size, can no longer measure success. In truth, it never should have. Our whole world is quickly migrating...
8 Tips on Leading a Movement
In talking with hundreds of aspiring young leaders, I’ve learned two things: 1). We all want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. I call...
“Doing Good” is More Than a Marketing Angle
“This train is no longer running.” Meh. It's rush hour and I am stuck on a Brooklyn-bound F train at a station with no transfer...
Your Four Spheres of Organic Influence
“Don’t believe Facebook. You only have 150 friends.” That was the headline from this 2011 NPR article. While you can facially recognize 1,500 people and Ashton Kutcher...
3 Best Practices of Real Generosity
What do a nonprofit hospital in Indiana, an evangelistic Christian ministry in Central America, and a legal team trying to root out the sex trade in Thailand have...
Meet Will & Chris Haughey & Tegu
With a deep desire to “address social problems by intelligently using resources" in Honduras, brothers and best friends Will and Chris Haughey created the incredibly innovative Tegu...
Meet Shannon Sedgwick Davis
Driven. Dedicated. Self-less. Brave. Bold. And a passionate advocate. A mere glimpse into the peace-promoting, world-shaking kaleidoscope of hope that is Shannon Sedgwick Davis. Shannon Sedg…
Falling Out of Love with Impact Investing
Contributed by: Joel Montgomery - Joel recently left Endeavor Global where he was the Director of International Expansion to launch The Secret Sauce Project. His aim is to...
Meet Peter Greer and HOPE International
As the parable goes: give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. But what if after...
Meet Dave Blanchard and Praxis Labs
Praxis Labs is a nexus of innovative and passionate young leaders dedicated to ushering in the common good. Each year, twelve businesses and twelve nonprofits are selected to...
Meet Neil Bellefeuille and The Paradigm Project
Innovative. Impactful. Self-sustaining. The goal? “Changing the paradigm of giving, of investing. Create profits from the poor to profit for the poor.” Watch this video...
Meet Tara Russell of Create Common Good
Approximately eighty thousand refugees fleeing from war, political or religious oppression are resettled in the U.S every year. Many lack English language skills, a support system...
Raising the Bar on Fund Raising
Giving USA reported that Americans donated $316 billion to charitable causes in 2012, and nearly a third of that was given to religious groups. That’s a lot of...
Meet Dr. David Anderson
There was a time in the history of Christianity when the Church was the gold standard for hospitality… and I don’t mean that we...
Meet Dave and Mel Murray
Hidden in the foothills of the Himalayas, an American couple is engaging in profound projects of social entrepreneurship. From a small, artisan community in India, they are...
Come join me as I share in the conversation this September at Idea Camp : Human Care. We’ll be exploring how the church cares for the vulnerable,...
Friday Family Photos
It’s an unwritten rule in the Graves family. When the group text comes in, you stop what you are doing, take a photo of your self,...
Outside of home and work, is there a place where you have frequent social interaction and even a bit of community? Maybe your church or a local coffee...
Four Faces of the Social Entrepreneur
The Social Entrepreneur is not confined to one age demographic, personality, or background. Nor is she restricted to one single role. Mohammed Yunus, patron saint of micro...
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