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Courageous Conversations with Ronnie Galvin

Community, says our guest this week, is not a place. It’s a practice.

It is a practice of authenticity, vulnerability, mutual support, and accountability in creating meaningful connections between each and every one of us. And he should know. He’s dedicated his life and career to helping others challenge assumptions and daring to dream of a new future together.

We welcome Rev. Ronnie Galvin to the show this week to share his journey through social change and community building. He’s an incredible advocate and change agent, and, in spite of the challenges and strife he sees around us today, he’s also an optimist: “I fundamentally believe that our capacity to solve the biggest problems in front of us is directly related to the experience and the practice of community that we engage in with each other in a world where it feels like everything is falling apart.”

His current enterprise, Communivation, is an embodiment of his passion for aiding people, organizations, and movements to convene and generate transformative ideas for community experience and practice. Despite the despair and angst felt in these challenging times, Galvin expresses his firm belief in the power of community to solve the biggest problems faced by society and “to interrogate our current reality fiercely and lovingly, but also dream about and reimagine and practice the future that we want together.” The conversation is a powerful reminder of the role of community in fostering justice, equity, and sustainability.

Thank you, Reverend Galvin, for joining us on Mission Forward.

This season, we are taking you on a journey to meet ten people influencing and shaping how we communicate at scale for social change. From advertising executives to coalition directors, news editors, campaign managers, and authors, they're all people who are shaping and challenging the deep power of communication. If you’re working to become a more inclusive and thoughtful communicator, there’s nothing holding you back—except you.

Carrie Fox

Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a woman-owned strategic communications firm and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since launching her first firm in 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways.