Nonprofit Lessons from Mister Rogers


With the documentary about Fred Rogers receiving critical acclaim, GuideStar took a look back at lessons the nonprofit sector could take away from his life and legacy in public service.

Mister Rogers was a leader, often in unexpected ways. He wrote characters and storylines into his show at times when they were controversial. He included storylines about political and social issues, and through inclusive dialogue with characters, he was able to lead the conversation with openness and compassion. Nonprofits can, and should, play that leadership role. The charitable sector can lead by having an open dialogue with the communities that they serve. Leaders are at their best when they lead with others, not on their own.

Read more lessons nonprofits can learn from Mister Roger's life and legacy.

Written by Rebecca Vucic | GuideStar: Blog


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