The Equity Manifesto

Circle Forward embraces whole-heartedly The Equity Manifesto including PolicyLink’s invitation to “use it, share it, and reflect on it in your lives, your work and your struggle”.    Our experience continues to convince us that consent-based governance helps...

9 Things Teams Need for Successful Collaboration

Across the U.S. and Canada, multi-stakeholder collaborative networks are addressing the systemic issues and wicked problems that cannot be solved by any one organization or institution alone. In the past 5 years here at Circle Forward, we’ve been working with these...

Resilience Women Asheville Cultivates a Culture of Consent

A version of this article originally appeared in WNC Woman Magazine, September 2018 Fostering resilience in the Asheville area photo credit: Nelle Gregory When Laura Lengnick received an “angel grant” to be invested in women working for sustainability in the local...

Designing a Network is its Own Adventure

When we met John Winnenburg, at the Appalachian Studies Association conference last year, the Winding Road initiative was in transition. “We started out with a participatory vision, but then, politics and personalities started to dominate. We weren’t creating the...

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