I rest on the weekend, unless I’m selling coffee

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Originally published on www.kerrygrace.com.au Nancy Sposato is a regional Australian, a performer, creative industries business owner and mum of two. Join us for a conversation about juggling being a mum in business whilst maintaining your own wellbeing, adapting diverse skills to earn an income in a smaller pond, and gaining and maintaining connection with clients and community. Nancy is a performer in dance …

How much do you want it?

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I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.  There’s a lot going on, and like most humans I have a list.   Lately it feels like the list just keeps getting longer and I’ve got to admit my motivation (and therefore productivity) has certainly been dropping as the list lengthens. At first I thought it was just a glut of stuff …

Why your brilliant plans for social change will never work

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In recent years I’ve grown tired of writing plans, beautiful plans, strategies, ideas, theories, feasibility analysis to create social change around difficult community situations. It’s been exciting and sometimes rewarding work. Sometimes the plans create a spark, sometimes informed something bigger. But in all, these documents that have been lovingly woven together usually sit on desks gathering dust waiting to …

Is the community sector a toxic environment?

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If you work in the community (read not for profit) sector, particularly in a community development, coordination or management role I’d say you wouldn’t be surprised to hear the sector described as somewhat ‘tricky’ sometimes (not all the time) even tipping into dysfunctional. I wonder sometimes if the rise in recent years of ‘corporate refugees’ (i.e. people escaping their corporate jobs …