Ken has devoted much of his career to enhancing opportunities for people and communities. A graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s mid-career program, he has worked with nonprofits for nearly two decades. From 2009 to January 2016 Ken was Associate Director of Post Carbon Institute. Previously, Ken was the coordinating director of the Chaordic Commons, Inc., a group created by Dee Hock, the founding director of VISA. He was the executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, a citizen-led organization working for truly representative government. Prior to that, he directed communications for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Coalition of Essential Schools, and held similar posts with Oxfam America and the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies. Ken has also been a consultant to numerous nonprofits, and was a journalist not so long ago.
Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, there’s nothing really else to do right now… Whether you think we will succeed or fail in that endeavor, there is no other worthwhile endeavor.
March 8, 2016
I think that if you haven’t built connections with other people when good things are happening, they probably won’t be there when bad things are happening. Community is created by filling the cup that you share with other people…
September 2, 2015
The challenge is always what’s the particular role of an individual person or of an individual organization. The discernment process is something that everyone is working on, figuring out my role in this systems change.
August 19, 2015
Our thing is that right here—your self—is the most accessible whole system that you have. That’s the best way to effect change.
August 12, 2015
The more you connect with other people the more their resources are in your problem-solving process. We have enough. We have enough together, but nobody has enough by themselves.
August 5, 2015
We can’t have resilient communities if we don’t have justice. We’re only as resilient as those around us, whether that be our family, our neighbors, the neighboring community, or even the neighboring country.
July 29, 2015