Groundworks Initatives Inc

Groundworks Initatives Inc We Resource people as agents of change, We Support people in their process of personal growth, We Facilitate opportunities that Inspire and advance Ideas.

We position people, organizations, and businesses
for their effective future, believing transformation is possible through collective ideas and collaborative action.

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Check out Ken Janke on the Podcast “Business Minutia” - Navigating Career Changes. Fearlessness is an under-appreciated ...
04/13/2020
Navigating Career Changes Fearlessly - Business Minutia

Check out Ken Janke on the Podcast “Business Minutia” - Navigating Career Changes. Fearlessness is an under-appreciated superpower in the business industry. - How do you leverage self-discovery and emotional intelligence to help you navigate a career change in a complex economic climate. https://businessminutia.com/navigating-career-changes-fearlessly/

Ken Janke is a fearless entrepreneur who has seamlessly flowed between the non-profit and for-profit worlds. In this episode of the Business Minutia Podcast, Ken shares his successes, failures, and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Hey Friends of Groundwork’s let me encourage you to move beyond social "click" activism and get your hands dirty by givi...
03/21/2018
Good Four

Hey Friends of Groundwork’s let me encourage you to move beyond social "click" activism and get your hands dirty by giving back. Together we can inspire a culture of service that moves beyond a single day and creates real, sustainable change in ourselves and in our communities.
https:/www.goodfour.us/

Good Four is national movement for good. For one day, participating brands and organizations will be encouraged to give their employees four hours of paid time to volunteer and give back to their communities, proving that doing good business is about so much more than just doing business.

Hey Dallas friends, Announcing another great event during Techstars Startup Week Dallas.... Thursday nights main event.....
03/16/2018
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Hey Dallas friends, Announcing another great event during Techstars Startup Week Dallas.... Thursday nights main event... a Startup Internship Fair at UTD.

My friend Dale Partridge runs a startup camp and I can definitely recommend him for a good Entrepreneur push! Check out ...
03/14/2018
4 Types Of People Who NEVER Succeed In Business - StartupCamp.com

My friend Dale Partridge runs a startup camp and I can definitely recommend him for a good Entrepreneur push! Check out this article below. Let’s get that dream started! http://startupcamp.com/4-types-of-people-who-never-succeed-in-business/?mc_cid=b1074e04b0&mc_eid=0a922b087f

There are unlimited types of characters in our professional lives. There’s the guy who hates his job and complains to everyone about it but never does anything to change it. The lady who always wants to start a new business with you but her ideas aren’t that good. Or the young man who flaunts hi...

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.
03/10/2018

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.

Avoid brand tunnel vision by checking out this simple methodology that will help you build a more disruptive brand. Now ...
02/26/2018
Peripheral Branding: A Methodology for Disruptive Branding Strategy

Avoid brand tunnel vision by checking out this simple methodology that will help you build a more disruptive brand. Now available on HOW Design:

To ignore what's happening in the periphery is to develop brand tunnel vision. That's why verynice is sharing their step-by-step branding strategy to help organizations gain inspiration from brands indirectly related to their own. Check it out & find new opportunities for disruption in your direct i...

Now here is a great thought – It will work….if we will put in the work to see it work. The Dream works when we work!
02/24/2018

Now here is a great thought – It will work….if we will put in the work to see it work. The Dream works when we work!

02/21/2018
Future Cities Accelerator Video

The Future Cities Accelerator exists for one reason: to solve the challenges faced by poor or vulnerable populations living in U.S. cities. Learn more in the video below! https://vimeo.com/215105752?ref=em-share

The Future Cities Accelerator (a partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation and Unreasonable Institute) provides 10 startups serving the needs of poor or vulnerable…

It was Wayne Gretzky the great Hockey player who taught me the importance of - always skate to where the puck is GOING t...
02/21/2018

It was Wayne Gretzky the great Hockey player who taught me the importance of - always skate to where the puck is GOING to be!
Think about it!

The key to solving a big problem is finding the first small actionable step and taking action on it immediately. - Ben B...
02/20/2018

The key to solving a big problem is finding the first small actionable step and taking action on it immediately. - Ben Berkowitz

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02/20/2018

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02/20/2018
The 4 Options for Funding Your Social Enterprise - Conscious Company

Here are the pro’s and con’s for 4 types of funding for your social enterprise. Learn the ways for funding your startup!

When considering the type and source of funding to pursue for your social impact business, several important factors will help you make the right decision.

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02/15/2018

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The value of failure is evident in saving time and money, but for social entrepreneurs building companies, products or b...
02/15/2018
3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Think About Failure Differently

The value of failure is evident in saving time and money, but for social entrepreneurs building companies, products or brands for the betterment of the world, failure can be more difficult to understand.

Being a social entrepreneur can be difficult, and for many of us, failure is inevitable. Here's how to understand your impact even if you fail, and most importantly, how to get back on your feet and try again.

02/15/2018
The Grove, Dallas

The Grove Dallas existed to support entrepreneurship. Hear why SparkFarm chose the Grove!

When agency life didn't line up with the directions they wanted to go with their families, the founders of SparkFarm took matters into their own hands. They created their own marketing and PR group that would allow them to do the work they love to do, while also being able to spend time with their families. They are now a powerhouse marketing and PR firm and we love having them in our community!

Whether you are looking to launch a new venture, or need a home for an existing one, message us today to book a tour. We'd love for you to be a part of our growing community.

Major thanks to Grove member Robert Guerra for all the work that he put into creating this video series.

11/29/2017
Peter Drucker: the social and human value of work - The Future of Work is Human

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Peter Drucker-

By Paul Simpson, Consultant Editor, Work. ‘The decision about people is the only crucial one.’ That’s what Alfred Sloan, the presiding genius of General Motors (GM), told Peter Drucker when the then nascent management guru had queried why a top committee had spent four hours discussing the ass...

11/23/2017

When pursuing your dream, remember that no one can repossess your future. Tomorrow will never be a repeat of the past! #yourdreammatters

05/09/2017
Worship and the Word Movement

For over 5 years Our Story Lab gathering has encouraging people around the world to find their story and begin to live it. Here is a testimony about our Story Lab weekend. Let us know if you would like to host Story Lab in your community.

Our dear friend, Ken Janke, will be facilitating an AMAZING event called Story Lab on May 19-20! Vinelife Church in Gunbarrel, CO was super kind and offered to host this gathering!

You are invited to hang with us! :)

This gathering is PERFECT for people 15 years old and up!

Register at the Eventbrite link below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-lab-with-ken-janke-tickets-33173984280?aff=Vinelife

05/09/2017
Worship and the Word Movement

I will be in Denver Colorado May 19 & 20 for Story Lab. If you are in the area sign up and come join me and learn with others how to author your story and live with intention. It's going to be epic!

Here is Tom Walsh sharing a bit about the upcoming Story Lab conference that we are hosting @ Vinelife Church May 19-20. Join us and our friend Ken Janke.

NBC Channel 5 in Dallas at The Grove, Dallas to tell the story of the One20 initiative happening today to challenge peop...
01/21/2017

NBC Channel 5 in Dallas at The Grove, Dallas to tell the story of the One20 initiative happening today to challenge people to set aside their political differences and remember what’s really important — being good stewards of our communities.

Groundworks helped launch the Grove in New Haven Ct. and Dallas Tx. And now the Grove Dallas has been chosen as one of t...
06/21/2016
The Top 10 Coworking Spaces in Texas

Groundworks helped launch the Grove in New Haven Ct. and Dallas Tx. And now the Grove Dallas has been chosen as one of the Top 10 coworking spaces in Texas.

Texas is not only the top state in the nation for business but they also have some of the top co-working spaces. We wanted a definitive list of the best co-working spaces in Texas, here they are.

Im happy to announce that Groundworks is helping launch the Unreasonable Labs North Texas in September, at The Grove Dal...
06/21/2016

Im happy to announce that Groundworks is helping launch the Unreasonable Labs North Texas in September, at The Grove Dallas. This is a hyper-acclerator for social enterprises! Visit http://bit.ly/ULntx

While visiting Calgary Canada, I visited this work space. The coworking movement is strong and growing around the world.
06/19/2016

While visiting Calgary Canada, I visited this work space. The coworking movement is strong and growing around the world.

I Just spoke for a group of students from the University of Beau Cameroon. The focus was on the NextGen Rising and the w...
05/28/2016

I Just spoke for a group of students from the University of Beau Cameroon. The focus was on the NextGen Rising and the work to discover their identity, influence & their impact on their nation. We are "Stewarding Dreams" for the NextGen!

World-changing events and great success stories throughout human history can be traced back to a single idea. 3 actionab...
02/20/2016
Finding Your Startup Idea

World-changing events and great success stories throughout human history can be traced back to a single idea. 3 actionable steps you can take now...

Every great startup begins with a great idea. Most ideas are a slow hunch. Ideas are often cobbled-together notions or observations searching for a needed solution in order to create something new....

1 must read book from 2015 for social entrepreneurs, that will make a difference to you and your startup in 2016.
01/09/2016
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

1 must read book from 2015 for social entrepreneurs, that will make a difference to you and your startup in 2016.

How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of social entrepreneurs. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in...

Our Grove work space in Dallas Tx was featured as a great approach to sustainability. The power of collaborative consump...
11/19/2015
Business Incubators Helping Sustainability Startups Thrive | Sustainable Brands

Our Grove work space in Dallas Tx was featured as a great approach to sustainability. The power of collaborative consumption!

Going it alone as a newborn startup, sustainability-focused or not, isn’t easy. Although the romantic conception of the birthplace of world-changing, disruptive businesses tends to be Harvard dorm rooms or parent’s basements, this just isn’t the case for most fledgling firms. Having a great idea doe…

Sharing Knowledge in our collaborative work spaces ~ "We get a lot of 'what if someone steals my idea?' But a million-do...
11/04/2015

Sharing Knowledge in our collaborative work spaces ~ "We get a lot of 'what if someone steals my idea?' But a million-dollar idea is worth nothing if you're on your own. ~ Just Saying!

Hey Dallas friends, join Ken Janke founder of Groundworks speaking at Q Commons ~ Join us Thursday evening, February 26,...
02/19/2015
Q Commons South Dallas | Bringing the Q national experience to your city.

Hey Dallas friends, join Ken Janke founder of Groundworks speaking at Q Commons ~ Join us Thursday evening, February 26, 2015 from 7pm - 9pm, at New Life Bible Fellowship as we gather to learn and consider how to advance good in our local communities.

Q Commons brings the Q learning experience to your community. Join 10,000 participants in 65+ cities Thursday evening, February 26, 2015, as we gather to learn and consider how to advance good in our local communities.

What kind of doer are you? How do you engage the world? Our friends at Good, designed a quiz so that you could measure y...
04/05/2014
Njoki Gitahi: The GOOD 100

What kind of doer are you? How do you engage the world? Our friends at Good, designed a quiz so that you could measure yourself. Once you've made your way through all 100 questions, the quiz will land you in one of 16 possible Doer Types We hope that your Doer Type sheds new light on your own auspicious efforts to engage with the world.

Congratulations to Neighborhood Interventionist Njoki Gitahi named to the fourth annual GOOD 100 list of global citizens and creative changemakers.

In many ways, public schools are gated communities, dead zones. They’re shuttered after dark and during the summer, open...
03/21/2014
Reading, Writing and Renewal (the Urban Kind)

In many ways, public schools are gated communities, dead zones. They’re shuttered after dark and during the summer, open to parents and students while in session but not to the larger community.

A new public school that also includes a community center and other public amenities is part of a joint project designed to revitalize a blighted section of East Baltimore.

Here is a great Info graphic on how coworking desks can accelerate Business. The Grove is a great place to cowork!
03/20/2014

Here is a great Info graphic on how coworking desks can accelerate Business. The Grove is a great place to cowork!

12/14/2013
Modernizing the Impact Sector - uncompromise

Successful entrepreneurs share one fundamentally common trait … they identify gaps in a market and develop a bridge to generate, at the very least, a measurable, replicable and sustainable result. A great read to stimulate your thoughts.

The reorganisation, resequence & release of stagnant, dormant or misplaced capital presents the most effective & immediate pathway for creating more change.

12/14/2013
icologi | growing healthy communities

Individuals and organisations working for good generally produce their own unique content in order to share news, information and unique perspectives with their stakeholders. Currently in closed beta, icologi offers a unique digital publishing service to individuals, organisations and communities working for good.

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Our work has taken us in many directions, working with diverse cultures and people on health care issues, economic development in an urban community, food security for the disadvantaged, human rights related to human trafficking, and peace making and mediation of conflicts. We work and partner to address vital challenges because we believe in the value of transformation.

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