Trying a Different Approach

How can we best work with communities and their members to produce lasting change? We must ensure they are the ones driving and determining what happens to their community.

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Learned Helplessness

How can we support people in finding ways to overcome their dependency and helplessness even when they are not the ones to blame? The process of overcoming helplessness and dependency starts with the heart and mind, and is anchored in hope.

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Self-Reflection: Time Management

How Do You Manage Your Time? In the Introduction section of our training program, we ask our trainees to take a glimpse at their time management.  We feel this is always a good practice to periodically reevaluate, even for ourselves!  Feel free to take a moment for yourself as well!  After what has been a…

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Africa’s Potential & Philanthropy

Africa’s potential is great and its ability to take charge of its own destiny is foundational to the continent’s future success.  However, we live in a globalized reality where power still is in the hands of the wealthy and influential.  In the philanthropic sector, this reality is played out in several ways:  As Prof. Glenn…

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Perseverance

Perseverance is a tough lesson to learn, but in the end, it is one of the most valuable ones. It makes you stronger, more patient, and helps you embrace what is most important. For the past several months, Cultivate has been working hard on a new project – launching a new online training platform for…

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