Philanthropy’s Reflective Practices is a project of The Giving Practice, the national consulting firm of Philanthropy Northwest. Our purpose is to help you build what you bring to the work.
Have you ever wanted to help….
• Shift a group’s thinking from the tactical to the strategic?
• Add the voice or perspective of the client/recipient to deliberations?
• Reconnect a planning conversation to its original intention?
Poetry gives us permission and access to go through, under or around topics that are resistant to direct approach. You can use poetry to provide the spaciousness and distance that invites curiosity and a different kind of conversation. Enjoy, use, and add to this selection of reflective poems to center yourself or to open up discussion on a challenging topic with others.
I reached out to my colleagues to see what poems they use as a reflective practice prompt.