David Homan is the Executive Director of AICF, an organization founded over 80 years ago. Over the past 14 years he has rebuilt this nonprofit into a multi-million dollar entity by expanding the Board, engaging hundreds of new donors each year, and building bridges across multiple cultures through the arts. He’s also a composer whose work has been played around the world, frequently on radio, and often with live modern dance and theater. A natural connector, David volunteers his time to advise start-ups, businesses, nonprofits, and philanthropists and helps them connect with like-minded individuals to make them more efficient and empowering. He believes that one of the best ways to make the world a better place is to help people join together to effect a positive difference and change. As a panelist, speaker, cultural ambassador, and specialist on governance as well as connecting, David has carved an international career based on his ability to meet and help others. He grew up in the small town of Gainesville, Florida, but has made New York City his home for 19 years. He also sits on Boards or in an advisory role related to women, tech innovation, theater education, social impact, and nextgen engagement.
The next steps are up to you. A few final thoughts:
When we learn to listen, we learn to train our instincts away from judgment and towards a synergy that only comes when we can actually reach and get through to others.
To change your flow, your patterns, and realize your own melodies is extremely hard. We’ve conditioned ourselves because it’s safer to act the same each day.
Instead of being convinced of your greatness, look at the greatness in others.