Podcast by Craig Mattson
Politics as the Art of Seeing Anew - Chris Butler
Chris Butler's running for U.S. Congress, 1st District Illinois, and he sees a clear analogy between community organizing and what this pod is always discussing--the capability to see latent resources in workplaces and their neighborhoods.
The Nod & the Grimace of Org Spirituality (S4, E4)
I've done some research among leaders running tiny, fragile, plucky, missional organizations and asked them slow, sifting questions about spiritual life in their workplaces and communities. I wrote up what I learned in my recently published book Why Spiritual Capital Matters.
But here’s one 6-min takeaway from that research.
Why Racism Matters In Spiritual Capital
We don't often associate questions of organizational racism with questions of organizational spirituality. They seem to come from very different organizational buckets. Maybe we should rethink that arrangement.
White Theft in Neighborhood Development - DeAmon Harges (S4, Ep2)
DeAmon Harges is a founder of the Indianapolis organization The Learning Tree, and he joins me as a co-researcher into the question of how various sectors can partner better and more responsibly with neighborhood-based associations. The problem of theft looms always on the periphery of such partnerships. It doesn't have to.
Note: an earlier version of this file was disrupted by theme music sixteen minutes into the episode. I apologize for the error. This version should correct for that.
Seeing the Ribs & Lungs of a Community(S4, Ep1)
Think of the bones of a neighborhood as its economic capital. Think of the lungs of a community as its social capital. We need both, of course. But the first challenge is seeing them at all. Some of us see ribs; some see lungs. How do we learn to see both?
Millons Of Dollars In The Neighborhood (S3, Ep 6)
This episode offers a little backstory on the point when my research flipped on its head, thanks to conversation with a social entrepreneur from Indianapolis named DeAmon Harges, a self-described social banker and roving listener.
Interviews people really well
Craig Mattson listens really well, then asks good questions and weaves the narrative to highlight what his guests do really well. It’s a pleasure to be a guest on this podcast.
Timely with great guests
The variety of guests who do all sorts of interesting work in social entrepreneurship is a great listen. Love the questions about doing good through business!