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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Community-Driven Institute



July 2009

Create the Future!

If you missed our
last newsletter, you will find it here

Happy mid-July!

Summer used to be the quiet time around here, but not anymore! We hope this month’s newsletter helps you focus even more strongly on the benefit you provide to your community. Because our communities need us now more than ever.

Updated Article

The 3 Most Effective Tools for Community Engagement

Summer Sale
1 week left!


RFP’s Are Self-Defeating

Part 3: The 3 most effective Community Engagement tools are FREE!

Hildy has updated this article to address new tools like Social Media. Do the old tools still apply?

Read it here

Buy every book, DVD, download, and class Hildy has written - and save 50%!

Sale ends July 31

½ price on all our stuff here!

Your organization is going to hire a consultant. You draft an RFP to find the best consultant at the best price (or so you think....)

RFP’s Are Self-Defeating.

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Community-Driven Brain Teaser

Is That Really Governance?

Board Workshops Tucson and Phoenix!

Cool Distraction

As your board considers its accountability in light of new standards, what exactly is “governance?”

Find out here

This is a FIRST - we have never before taught Board Workshops in Tucson or Phoenix!

Building an Energized Board

Board Clinic w/YOUR questions!

For only $39 you can see Hildy live and learn to build an energized, engaged board!

Tucson: August 11

Phoenix: August 13

Sometimes, even (or especially) in the worst of times, we just need to laugh.


Thank you, as always, for the work you do to make your communities better places to live. We wish for you all the possibilities life holds.

Community-Driven Institute
4433 E. Broadway Blvd.
Ste 202

Tucson, Arizona 85711

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