December 22, 2021

A Day at The Bay

What does a great day at the park look like? As we imagine the possibilities, The Bay team often asks ourselves; what do people want to see, do, listen to, or experience? What’s an ideal…

December 13, 2021

Community Voices: Centering the Diverse Thoughts, Perspectives, and Ideas that Enrich Our Region

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Fall 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created in 20…

October 4, 2021

Beyond Surviving: How We Flourish

During the 11 years I worked at Hallmark Cards, I often found myself at the intersection of incredibly creative thinkers and astute conventional professionals. The constant tug and pull betwee…

September 1, 2021

“Learning is Action”

Dear Friends: All of us have a list of things that changed in our lives in 2020. Many of us made lists of things to “return” to in 2021 – visiting friends and relatives, tra…

August 20, 2021

Beyond Black Philanthropy Month - A Challenge to Our Community

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), observed every August, “is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving.” The core aims of BPM are “informing…

August 2, 2021

Soundbites from El Corazón

Long before the invention of keystrokes, written script and the type press, storytelling was tied to oral traditions. Human stories are best told through voice and the words, tones, and emotio…

July 1, 2021

The Conversation Starts Locally

Homegrown ideas have a way of catching on far beyond their initial geographies. Consider our region for a moment. Two of the top three selling master planned communities in the nation are he…

June 7, 2021

Sharing Time in Service of Others

There’s an idiom in business that what you measure matters. In philanthropy, there are many measurements – outcomes, lives changed, program results, financial management and years…