chapter  9
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The Pickle Jars

And, all the time, the enterprise fund is searching for ways to join people and organizations together, build ties in some circumstances and loosen ties in others, expand the scale of small initiatives, open doors to ideas, to other people, to organizations who can help find money and expertise, reframe questions, legitimize and give status. And also to be rigorous, flexible and principled, working sometimes with individuals for the collective good and not always with communities. And, importantly, as one goes about one’s work, learning that sometimes it may be best just to leave things alone.