Awards to celebrate bright spot organizations

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced its first round of Creative Leadership Awards, which “recognize individuals and organizations embodying ‘Bright Spots Principles.'” This article highlights some of the things about each of the recipients that make them bright. On the rationale for the bright spots research:

“Too much in the media was about what wasn’t working.” said Sue M. Coliton, Allen Foundation vice president.”We wanted to shine a light on what was.” CLA recipients combined originality of thinking with extreme practicality and diligence shaped by a clear sense of mission and purpose, she said. “It was a combination of lack of fear — seeing uncertainty and change as opportunities — and doing it in a very informed way.”




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