A Methodology for Compassionate Work

All of us want to be effective, when working on important projects we care about.  After all, real change can be hard.  Our Center Director was blessed with some great advice from former president – and master social entrepreneur – James Earl “Jimmy” Carter. Her book, entitled Intelligence & Compassion in Action; The Seven Pillars […]

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WebDef: Perseverance

Per·se·ver·ance /pər-sə-ˈvir-əns/– Noun: Steadfastness of purpose despite obstacles, delays, setbacks or discouragement.   Perseverence, or staying power, is one of seven key pillars in our Methodology for Compassionate Work. Sometimes, our vision takes time to come to fruition. And when it does, it’s easy to grow disheartened. This is nothing new; it’s part of the human condition. The […]

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WebDef: Feedback

Feed·back /fēdˈbak/ – Noun: Information gathered to assess efforts as to whether they are producing a desired effect. Feedback is one of seven key pillars in our Methodology for Compassionate Work.  Imagine you are on a ship in the middle of a cold and stormy sea, trying to head for land. It’s cold, and overcast, […]

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WebDef: Partnership

Part·ner·ship  /pärtnər’SHip/ – Noun:  Collaboration with others towards a common purpose or outcome. Partnership s a key pillar of the Seven Pillar Methodology for social entrepreneurship.  The following scriptural references focus on maintaining a partnership with God first, and being a good partner with others, also. PARTNERING WITH GOD Does it go without saying that we are […]

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WebDef: Credit-Sharing

Cre·dit-Shar·ing  / kredit-sheər’ing /– Gerund: The act of generously praising partner efforts, or raising awareness regarding favorable project outcomes.    Credit Sharing is a key pillar of the Seven Pillar Methodology for social entrepreneurship. Credit Sharing is an act of graciously giving recognition, rather than withholding it for oneself, and it makes good common sense. Employees, partners, and congregations appreciate being noticed and given […]

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WebDef: Non-duplication

Non-du·pli·ca·tion  /nänˈdo͞opləˈkāshən/ – Noun: Intentionally avoiding redundant effort.  Non-duplication is a key pillar of the Seven Pillar Methodology for social entrepreneurship.  The focus is on not adding redundant effort, but rather addressing a chasm where you are truly needed. However, non-duplication doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel. If there is no minister in a particular prison, then going […]

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WebDef: Expertise

Ex·per·tise /ekspərˈtēs/ – Noun: Proficiency, skill, ability, or knowledge in a particular area. Competence or proficiency in a field of operation. Your expertise, skills, giftedness and proficiencies add up to Special Skills, a key pillar of the Seven Pillar Methodology for social entrepreneurship.   Below are scriptural references relating to this pillar. They illustrate the importance of using what we have […]

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WebDef: Vision

Vi·sionˈ/viZHən/ – Noun: Faculty of perception; forming a picture in the mind about the past or potential nature of things. Vision,  the ability to see something clearly, is one of seven key pillars in our Methodology for Compassionate Work. It can refer to a deep understanding of the flaws of a current situation, a recognition of a […]

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