Harwood Institute in Midwest Collaborative for Library Services blog

MCLS News
Randy Dykhuis
Feb. 26, 2014

The man delivering the message was Rich Harwood, founder of The Harwood Institute. Rich is a dynamic, charismatic speaker with a vision for creating a more respectful civic life in the country. The process that he advocates helps guide nonprofit and civic agencies as they to reconnect with their communities. You can get a small flavor of Rich’s passion from this video.

With the methodology that Rich and his staff at The Harwood Institute have developed, it is possible to create authentic community engagement and a foundation for change. This is change that stems from deeply-felt, bottom-up aspirations of the community and not top-down service delivery from an organization’s management and Board.

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