Lynn Teatro

Peterborough On, Canada

About Lynn

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

No child ever suffered from having to many people who love him or her respectively.

I'm passionate about

Accessiblilty and acceptance. I pushed my brother around in a wheel chair for 20 years and learned that it takes far more than a parking spot and a ramp to make a service welcoming. But start there.

Universities

Trent University

Talk to me about

I studied psychology at university and am still facinated by how the brain/mind overcomes debilitations.

People don't know I'm good at

I am good at helping others find solutions to problems. I love to play the devil's advocate, turn a problem upside down, find the silver threads in a dismal cloud, see strength in percieved weakness

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

126095
Lynn Teatro
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it possible to earn a living through charity or volunteer work?
My experience with people getting involved in charities is that they are directly impacted by what the charity represents. They or their family or friends are affected. How do we get people involved who are not impacted? Or are impacted and it is minimal and they are not noticing the impact. If we continue to do (and think() what we've always done (and thought) we will always get what we've always got. Most charities are either treading water or slipping under. How do we help them move forward? How do we think and act different?
126095
Lynn Teatro
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it possible to earn a living through charity or volunteer work?
The point that I got from the talk was that charities need to be able to attract the innovators. Innovators tend to give their all to one passion and don't have the time or energy to spread it out in many directions. As for donating time, it requires money to attract people to donate their energy, efforts and ideas. Videos, television, sports, family, work all compete for our time and attention. If charities can't be "in your face" the way advertised time users do, then, again, charities lose by not having the "overhead" capital. I agree with Dan; we need to think different about social innovation.