Today the Seattle Times published an editorial by Susan M. Coliton, vice president of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, on bright spots. She writes:
Bright spots are constantly rethinking, revising and refining their operations. They see uncertainty and change as opportunities — not their demise. While others are caught up in the negatives, bright spots are fueled by optimism.
Arts and cultural groups and other nonprofits can replicate this operating approach. After all, bright spots are not inventing wholly new practices. They are simply applying and refining fundamental principles available to anyone.
As a community, let’s resist the urge to focus on what’s not working. Instead, let’s look to the bright spots for inspiration and guidance for how to navigate and remain relevant in an ever-changing environment.