Free Webinar Series

What is in a name? Cracking the code on buzzwords in the social sector

Suzanne Smith

September 5, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Suzanne Smith, CEO and founder of Social Impact Architects and Changemaker Interactive, shares her codebook on popular words in the social sector, including sustainability, impact, and collaboration, among others. Learn why they matter, what they mean, how to implement them, and how to measure success. Be “in the know” on these important trends in the social sector.


Reentry programming requires action from individuals, institutions, and communities

Phil DeVol

September 19, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

The Getting Ahead While Getting Out curriculum is part of a complete model that engages inmates, correctional institutions, reentry programs, and community collaboratives. Getting Out graduates return to their communities with three plans: The first is a detailed 72-hour plan to help them get through the most important and hardest part of release, the first three days. The second plan is to meet immediate needs; the third plan the returning citizens create is a plan to transform their lives.


What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

Terie Dreussi-Smith

October 17, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will introduce the comprehensive approach to understanding the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language. The focus of the webinar is to provide a broad overview of concepts.


How to have a greater impact on poverty in a Bridges community

Phil DeVol

November 21, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Answer these questions:

  • Are you satisfied with the impact your Bridges initiative is having on poverty in your community?
  • Can your community pass the ‘good life’ (economically, socially, environmentally) on to the next generation?
  • Do you want to expand your Bridges/Getting Ahead initiative to include more sectors?

In this webinar, Philip DeVol makes the case for engaging many sectors in the community in Bridges work. He will describe what can be accomplished in a one-day Bridges to Sustainable Communities workshop. He will take participants through a readiness checklist that helps lay the groundwork to be done before moving to this level of action. This session builds on 20+ years of experience of the Bridges learning community and is based largely on the book Bridges to Sustainable Communities.


All aha! Process webinars are recorded and archived for your convenience. See the list of past webinar recordings here.