To read Part 1, how to think about redistribution and giving within your business, click here. In the Part 1 I wrote about the opportunity in stewarding business resources to create more resilient ecosystems. Since businesses are set up to generate more resources than individuals, we can also use them to channel those resources into […]
On Giving & Redistribution Strategies: Part 1
A client recently asked for advice on how to think about a consistent giving strategy — they work with many non-profit clients, who of course fundraise, have galas, and all the other modes of raising money. Since the summer of 2020, I’ve been seeing more businesses with regular giving lines in their budgets, but just […]
Maybe don’t offer a sliding scale.
As more leaders are considering issues of justice and equity in their businesses the go-to, especially in the online and services business community, has been to offer lower priced spots and sliding scales. While it’s great to create access and ensure that you’re not boxing out people who, for structural reasons, don’t have access to […]
Our work is all three parts.
I was reminded in two separate meetings this week that the actual work of making our visions and values real & concrete in the world (ie, running an anti-capitalist business under capitalism) is always imperfect. In the first, I was speaking about my discomfort with where I feel like I’m falling short in my own […]
On not rushing it
One of the routines I’ve taken up in the past months has been taking Josie, my dog, to the river for early morning walks. This was born of her declaring herself over the sidewalk circles in our neighborhood… and as she’s somewhere in the vicinity of 80 lbs, if she wants to stand on the […]
Rest as Resistance
I’ve been a bit quiet over here as I took my first vacation of 2020 for the last couple of weeks of August. If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know I take breaks seriously: usually a week quarterly to step away, get off email, and rest. We’ve built Wanderwell’s work culture to prioritize […]
How To Do More Good With Your (business’s) Money.
This article is an expansion of a talk and workshop Kate Strathmann presented as part of the What Work’s Networks conference on Money & The New Economy in June 2020. Let’s start with money itself. Money is an inert substance, part of the collective imaginary invented by humans. It moves by the […]