In Part 1 of our Holiday Newsletter,
we presented a new article on Community Engagement, and we introduced our new
Community Engagement Action Kit. We even met a see-through butterfly! If you
missed Part 1 of our Holiday Trilogy,
|Holiday Newsletter Part 1
Want to go deeper into the both the
HOW and the WHY of Community Engagement? Develop your thinking and your skills
with this Skill-Builder Level audio class.
|New Recorded Class:
More Lessons in Community
Engagement: Deepening Your Thinking, Sharpening Your
Are you using your organization's
Budget as a tool for engaging your community? Learn a convincing way to share
|Use it Today:
Practical Community-Driven Tips You
Can Use Right Now!
The biggest difference between
organizations who succeed wildly, and those that work their tails off yet
merely survive, is a culture of possibility - a culture that always looks for
ways to say, "Yes."
| Community-Driven Brain Teaser
So here is this month's Brain Teaser:
What would happen if your organization needed Permission to Say
Our first upgrade is available for
the Community Engagement Action Kit! In producing our recorded Community
Engagement class (see above), we realized there was something missing from the
Action Kit. So we have added 17 new pages to the Action Kit, including a
start-to-finish example for using Community Engagement to increase program
| Community Engagement Action Kit -
Remember - All Upgrades are FREE to Purchasers of the Community Engagement Action
If you already own the Kit, check your email - those upgrades have
been sent. If you have not received that upgrade, please let us know.
For information about the Community
Engagement Action Kit,
On January 26th, we will be doing a
FREE workshop on Community Engagement for the Nonprofit Resource Center in
Sacramento, California! Will we see you there?
|Crossing Paths - Free Workshop
Community Engagement - January
10:30 - 11:30
Location: in Sacramento to be
Contact us (or contact the Sacramento
Nonprofit Resource Center for final location)
Fresno? Redding? The Bay Area?
If you live within a few hours of
Sacramento and you would like to bring our Free Community Engagement Workshop
to YOUR community, let us know
And if your own plans bring you to
Tucson, we hope you will let us know that, too!
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Next week will be the last of our
3-part Holiday Newsletter. And next week's installment is all presents -
articles you have loved, links to places we have loved, and yes another "Cool
Distraction." We will even make some recommendations for last minute gifts!
After next week, we will go back to our regular schedule (and we confess that
our regular schedule is more like that of our local food bank, who finally gave
up and called their newsletter The More Than Occasional
you, as always, for the work you do to make your communities better places to
live. We wish for you all the possibilities life
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