In this episode, host Tobi is joined by special guest Dr. Chris Lambert, CEO of Life Remodeled. Together, they dive into the transformative power of volunteerism, by working with communities, not for communities. They explore the grassroots to grass tops approach, sharing power, and educating volunteers about systemic root causes of community challenges.
It’s been nearly a quarter-century since the sociologist Robert Putnam published Bowling Alone, a book that documented the falling enrollment of American “chapter” organizations that had long bonded people together, such as the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts, and the decline of civic engagement in general.
Looking to take your nonprofit to the next level? 🚀 In our latest episode on The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, we delve into the revolutionary “Next Level Nonprofit Operating System” with expert insights from Chris Lambert and yours truly.
After putting forth three years of concentrated effort in the community, the Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled received some ‘sad’ news that their two final offers to transform the Cooley High School into an ‘Opportunity Hub’ were rejected. HOWEVER, their ‘SADNESS’ was turned into ‘JOY’ when they were contacted by an organization that actually ‘WANTED’ them to repurpose their school building into something like what they just did in the Central High School neighborhood with the Durfee Innovation Society.
Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™), a leading supplier of highly engineered components for top original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the recreation and transportation product markets and their related aftermarkets, is excited to announce a new way for team members to serve their communities. In collaboration with the Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled, this experience provided Lippert with an opportunity to extend their community outreach efforts beyond Elkhart County, leaving a lasting legacy of positive change.
When nonprofits–or any organization for that matter–are poorly run, it inhibits their ability to deliver value for their customers and communities. Because nonprofits often deliver vital services to our most vulnerable citizens, we need systems in place that make them more efficient, more focused, and more productive. On today’s episode, we talk with the leader of Life Remodeled, a community-based organization in Detroit, MI that is transforming communities and providing opportunities for many people experiencing life-controlling challenges.