A new model of nonprofit leadership for uncertain times. (Read Part I: Principles)

Bright green leaves growing on vines that crawl over top of an old tree trunk.
Bright green leaves growing on vines that crawl over top of an old tree trunk.

By Vanessa LeBourdais, Kate Sutherland, Valerie Nishi, Jeff Vander Clute and Jonathan Varkul of DreamRider Productions Society.

“We believe that how we ARE with each other is fundamental to everything: being precedes doing.”

— Vanessa LeBourdais

In part one of this series, we wrote about how we applied the transformational approach of DreamRider Productions’ environmental programming to uncover a new model of governance we call “Evolutionary Governance.” Now we’ll explore the practices that we use to live these principles every day. …


A new model of nonprofit leadership for uncertain times. Read Part II: Practices.

A wooden walkway winding through ferns and trees in a lush green forest.
A wooden walkway winding through ferns and trees in a lush green forest.

By Vanessa LeBourdais, Kate Sutherland, Valerie Nishi, Jeff Vander Clute and Jonathan Varkul of DreamRider Productions Society.

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence — it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”

Peter Drucker

How can nonprofits meet the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) era that we live in? How can they be governed to support the emergence of the new and different solutions so desperately needed? How can we move beyond old forms of governance that no longer serve?

DreamRider…

Vanessa LeBourdais

Recognized by Ashoka Changemakers as a global leader in digital environmental education, Vanessa is a producer, director, writer and anti-racist activist.

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