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Lions Roar : May 2018
“IF BUSINESS AS USUAL is destroy- ing the world,” Matthew Stinchcomb asks, “then how do we do business as unusual?” For ten years, Stinchcomb was “the marketing guy” at Etsy.com, the popular e-commerce website focusing on hand- made and vintage items. As the company went public, he convinced the board to allocate stocks to his brainchild: a new, separate organization that he envisioned as a progressive business school. It was called Etsy.org. But Stinchcomb eventually realized that what was being called for wasn’t a new kind of business education. “What was needed,” he says, “was working in a place to support the people who are doing the good work to regenerate that place. It was about reconnection to self, reconnection to neighbor, and reconnec- tion to nature.” The organization’s name was changed to The Good Work Institute and it became what it is today, a nonprofit organization that educates and creates a network of change-makers throughout the Hudson Valley of New York State and supports their collaborative efforts to regenerate their communities. The Good Work Institute isn’t a Bud- dhist organization, but it’s informed by Stinchcomb’s Buddhist practice. “Every time I think I’ve come up with some bright idea,” he says, “I realize it’s dharma.” Twice a year, the institute offers free, intensive fellowships to forty individuals. These fellowships provide a framework for deep self-inquiry and for developing the capacity to work collaboratively. The program takes people out of their com- fort zone, teaches them new skills, and fosters community. Now, the institute is in the process of creating The Greenhouse, which Stinch- comb describes as “an accelerator for public initiative.” It will offer a whole menu of support to grassroots projects such as a community bill of rights ballot initiative or a food waste reduction strat- egy. Many of the projects will come out of the fellowships. The Good Work Institute is focused on the Hudson Valley, but the vision is bigger. Stinchcomb and his team aim to share their experiences and techniques with anyone else who wants to try similar things in their own communities. “We’re building a model that can be shared and BODHISATTVAS Business as Unusual After a successful career at Etsy, MATTHEW STINCHCOMB is now connecting and supporting changemakers in New York’s Hudson Valley. COURTESYOFMATTHEWSTINCHCOMB Tell us about a bodhisattva you know at email@example.com replicated. Place by place we’re going to build a different future,” he says. “Once we decided to just focus on one place and go deep in that place, everything clicked. All of a sudden, it could become that much richer. We can build on top of what we’re doing.” Doing good work, Stinchcomb says, “is about recognizing our interdependence with all people, places, and living beings and working from that place.” Good work is broader than right livelihood. It’s about the whole eightfold path, our whole lives. “Our work isn’t just about the job that we do,” Stinchcomb concludes. “It’s also the work that we do as parents, as board members, as volunteers. Our work in the world is what we do to shape the world.” ♦ LION’S ROAR | MAY 2018 15