How many bridges did you cross today on the way to where you were going? It's entirely likely (okay -- it's CERTAIN) that Avery Bang saw a gazillion more bridges than you did. She sees them as passageways to a better life and an empowering tool that — even when they fail — can be learned from, improved upon, and offer a better life to those in the future. And nonprofits can learn the same — from both successes and failures, they can go on to create greater and more enduring successes to support their respective missions.
Avery Bang is the Executive Director of Bridges to Prosperity, an organization that builds bridges to provide access to health care and education. She shared her thoughts at TEDxBoulder 2012 on how she sees bridges — which we're just going to go ahead and bet might change the way you see bridges, too.