We are growing our ambitions in how we use story, art, and human connection to build narrative power. 

Just as we try to reimagine systems and structures, Pollen is also dedicated to reimagining itself. For the past two years, we have been taking a close look at our strategy and structure, asking ourselves how we can align our people and power to meet our potential. This process started with our executive director, Jamie Millard, naming that it was time for her to make space for the next season of Pollen’s leadership. And for two-plus years, we’ve been tending to every corner of the organization as we invest in our growth and prepare for an executive director leadership transition. 

 

Throughout the rest of the year, we’ll share with you what we’ve learned and where we’re going. We hope you’ll share with us, too, and join us in this time of unfolding.    

VIDEO AND PRODUCTION Benji Pérez and Andrés Pérez

In the process of navigating our own executive leadership transition for the past two-plus years, we’ve learned a lot. We want to share our discussions, thinking, and stories with you. We also want to hear from you, and be part of a collective conversation that reimagines how organizations and people grow during leadership change.

 

 

Stories behind Pollen’s Leadership Transition:

Passing the Baton Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series Meet New Members of Our Growing Team Our Growing Hive Get to Know Our Next Executive Director Ruby Oluoch Announcing Pollen's Next Executive Director Ruby Oluoch What Kind of Leadership Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series Deep Cleaning During Leadership Transition Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series A Reading List on Nonprofit Executive Transition Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series The "How" Matters in a Leadership Transition Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series Building Trust Through Leadership Transition Bloom: Pollen’s Growth & Executive Director Transition Series A Letter from Jamie Millard Executive Leadership Transition New Team Members New Seeds In Rich Soil Investing in Narrative Change Nurturing Planted Seeds Investing in Storytelling New Things in Bloom

 

 

It’s clear to us that storytelling is our superpower, and narrative change is where we — as an organization and a network of Pollenites — can have the greatest impact on advancing movements for social justice. 

 

We know Pollen is just one part of a larger ecosystem of change. Our region is full of visionaries, organizers, collectives, organizations and leaders of all ages who are pushing for a better future in so many ways. We are proud to be part of that ecosystem, doing our part to help our communities get ready for the future we need.