Collective Commitments


 In April 2016, I had one of my “Aha” moments while spending time on Madeira island. The place where I feel like that I experience my true self the most.

While on one of my waterfront walks, I said to myself, “Pat you have always said that you want to leave your mark on the world.” And, I decided that, from that day forward, I had better get my ass in gear and start directing my work towards “changing the world.”

Work would have to be the way I did so. From that point forward I would not seek to make money from my work but would simply seek to do good. How fortunate for me since I never wanted to retire. I am energized by using my business mind as my volunteer activity. I think it would be super cool if my brain can put in another 15-20 years doing this.

So, I formed Collective Commitments in the fall of 2016. It is incorporated as a 501(c) (3) in the state of Maine. Any contributions to it then are free from federal income tax. That makes for an interesting way to engage others.

Our Articles of Incorporation state that the Corporation is organized for the following specific purposes:

  1. To provide educational instruction and mentors to individuals, particularly in the fields of business and social entrepreneurship, primarily in the State of Maine;
  2. To offer capacity-building skills, workshops, seminars, and educational resources for business leaders, including those from within immigrant, underserved, and rural communities in the State of Maine;
  3. To conduct any other activities that may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the furtherance or accomplishment of the foregoing purposes, provided that those activities would not endanger the Corporation’s not-for-profit or tax-exempt status.

Stay Tuned – I’ll tell you more in future blog posts.






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