People MATTER. The latest from Scaling Pathways.

Just released—the latest from Scaling Pathways.  Building and empowering a strong team is one of the universal challenges social ventures face—and it only gets more challenging as they scale. And yet, talent is often misunderstood, overlooked, and under-resourced. In People Matter: Evolving Talent to Drive Impact at Scale you will find advice from the field, […]

Lorraine Orr: Using Data to Drive Mergers and Mission 

For many people, finding passion in their work means switching companies until finding the perfect fit. But this was not the case for Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Now into her 31st year at the organization, Lorraine has spent her career working to level the playing field for disadvantaged […]

Why “people” keep the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s COO up at night—and make her job a dream one

“Talent is a challenge for every organization. What we had to hire for 10-15 years ago is not the same as what we have to hire for today.”  In April, I was fortunate enough to meet Lorraine Orr, the Chief Operating Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), for a private lunch […]