Audio: Testing Assumptions: How Asking Questions About Purpose Can Produce Change

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

“In this edition of Making Change, Jonathan Spack, chief executive of Third Sector New England, in Boston, discusses the assumptions that guide the work of advocacy and social services organizations — and how groups can make sure those assumptions are correct.

In 1998, after nearly 40 years of operation, what was then the Massachusetts Health Research Institute underwent a transformation to become Third Sector New England and started working exclusively on helping groups with a mission of creating “a more just and democratic society.”

Mr. Spack discusses how the act of testing assumptions about an organization’s work can lead to the type of important changes that produce meaningful results.”

Click to listen to podcast here – approx 27 mins


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