HBO Inspires Impact


Community-Word Project was involved in the IMPACT 25 Workshop, put forth with the support of HBO and facilitators Michele Kotler, Executive Director of Community-Word Project; Brooke Richie-Babbage, Executive Director of Resilience Advocacy Project; and Suzy Myers Jackson, Executive Director of Opening Act.

On August 1, 2016, representatives from twenty-five non-profit organizations throughout New York City gathered at HBO offices overlooking midtown Manhattan (each organization receives support from HBO). When participants first arrived, they were greeted by Dennis Williams, Vice President of HBO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Department. Dennis emphasized the support HBO holds for each non-profit organization involved in IMPACT 25.

The main goal of the workshop was to emphasize the importance of collective impact, defined as “an innovative and structured team approach to making collaboration work efficiently across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and people to achieve significant and lasting social change for all communities.”


Each organization created asset maps, which highlighted their skills and strong suits and how they can use those skills to support other non-profit organizations.



It was an honor for Community-Word Project to be involved in HBO’s IMPACT 25 Workshop. Thank you, HBO, for creating a space for non-profit organizations to discover how we can all play a role in collective impact.