Join us in congratulating our new Fellows!

topics: News

2016 Fellowship for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Fellows announced!

Rockwood is proud to announce the first cohort in our new Fellowship for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice! This fellowship will bring together 24 leaders from across the country to delve deeper into their leadership development, as well as build stronger, more enduring partnerships for greater impact within the reproductive health, rights, and […]

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Darlene Nipper

I was also reminded in that moment that the challenges of our time are many, and require more people beyond leaders in the nonprofit sector to step up and step into leadership roles.

topics: Cross-Movement, Vision

Why We Must Reach Leaders In More Ways Than Ever Before

Just after learning of the horrific water crisis in predominately African American and largely poor Flint, MI, I got a call from a friend and mentee. She told me about one of her middle school students, a young black boy who was shot and in critical condition in a city hospital in Washington, DC. My […]

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joi foley

Purpose is like gas in a car. It’s the fuel that keeps you going no matter where you're headed or how long the journey might be. Without it, you'd be standing still on the side of the road.

topics: Purpose

132 Of The Best Questions To Help You Reflect On Your Purpose

One of the most transformative moments for me in my Art of Leadership training was when I was asked a simple question. It was during an exercise where everyone chooses a partner and talks about one change they want to make in their life. I was talking about wanting to write more, going around in […]

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Akaya Windwood

If we intend to transform society, we will need the wisdom of elder leaders, and must nurture the expertise and effectiveness of those leading next.

topics: News, Partnership

A Practice in Partnership

Climate agreements in Paris, verdicts in Oklahoma City, elections in Canada, corruption in Chicago, presidential campaigns in the US… the world is in transition, and, as such, the state of leadership is, too. Movements like Occupy Wall Street and #BlackLivesMatter are teaching us new ways of leading wherein power is distributed, visions are emergent, and […]

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joi foley

Most importantly, fostering friendship within an organization can make employees more engaged in their work, a benefit that can translate into something pretty big for those of us in nonprofit work: longer-lasting change.

topics: Partnership, Purpose

How To Turn Fun With Coworkers Into Social Change

Organizers for Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco (CPA-SF) know that creating real change takes a lot of hard work. When they partnered with Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus to win an historic $4 million dollar back pay and benefits settlement for 280 current and former employees at a popular Chinese dim sum restaurant in […]

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Akaya Windwood

A legion of purposeful people leading with kindness, compassion, and interconnection is something of great beauty and power.

topics: Love, Purpose

Staying on Purpose

There are lots of feelings swirling these days – fear, outrage, outrage about who has the right to be outraged. There are feelings of sadness, grief, helplessness, and being overwhelmed. I’m sure there are many more, and it seems like I’ve felt them all. Why all the hatred? How come folks are so cruel to […]

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Virada Chatikul

Rockwood is proud to announce a third Leading from the Inside Out Cross-Movement Yearlong Fellowship!

topics: Cross-Movement

2015-16 Cross Movement Fellows Announced

After two successful cohorts, Rockwood and 11 national movement-building organizations have launched a third Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Cross Movement Fellowship for 24 senior leaders. This Cross Movement Fellowship represents an innovative methodology that will allow for the opportunity to network, build relationships, and seed the potential for collaboration among the organizations and across sectors in […]

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Stacy Kono

A quick chat with a coworker could actually have huge benefits, to both your organization and your own individual wellness.

topics: Collaboration, Love

5 Ways to Connect with Your Coworkers (and Take Care of Yourself, Too!)

As you stare at your to do list for the day, you start to feel that familiar pinch — you have a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it in. And because you know how valuable personal ecology is, you also want to make sure you get home to spend […]

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Stacy Kono

"Embedded in the work of social justice activism are values that we find in different spiritual faiths like compassion for others, and I encourage social justice activists to practice them in their daily work. "

topics: Alums, Mindfulness

[Guest Post] Practicing What We Preach: Tools For Employing Spirituality and Mindfulness in Our Social Justice Work

The following was written by alum Victor Narro, and originally posted at Law at the Margins. Victor’s book, Living Peace: Connecting Your Spirituality with Your Work for Justice, is available here. He can be found on Twitter at @narrovictor.  We have tremendous victories to celebrate. Recently, the City of Los Angeles joined other cities throughout the […]

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Tyson Casey

Please join us in congratulating our new Fellows!

topics: News

2015-16 National Yearlong Fellows Announced

Rockwood is proud to announce our 2015-2016 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows. Each year, Rockwood selects 24 nationally recognized leaders to participate in our transformative LIO Yearlong fellowship. Since 2003, this executive leadership program has emerged as one of the nation’s leading learning laboratories for experienced social change leaders. National LIO […]

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