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July 2006


Yes, our newsletter has been on hiatus for a while. 2006 started with such a bang for us here, and it has only gotten more exciting as January has quickly become July. As always, our efforts have been aimed at exploring how the nonprofit sector can create as much impact as possible in our communities and our world. And that means we've been through lots of changes, with lots more in store.

This newsletter marks just one of those changes. We hope you enjoy the new information we will be sharing. Over the next few months, we will continue to add new features, to help your organization create an amazing future for your community. So please, let us know your thoughts!

Here's what you will find in this edition:

Newsletter Index Links
Letter from the Road: Join us as we learn about building amazing communities
Community-Driven: What is it?
New Article: Succession Planning
Updated Article: Boards and Fundraising (FriendRaising)
New Feature! Use It Today: Practical Community-Driven ideas you can put to use right now!
New Feature! Community-Driven Brain Teaser: Working differently isn't always easy!
NonProfit in New Orleans: Rebuilding the nonprofit sector after Katrina
Discount Special: Get a copy of FriendRaising for each of your board members for ½ price
Crossing Paths: Meet us in Southern California, in New England, in Texas, in Tucson
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference
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Please read and enjoy, and pass these items along. We know it will help you improve the quality of life in your community. And isn't that why we all do the work we do?

Letter from the Road:
2006 has been a year of convening communities to talk about what matters most - the future we are creating. Come join us on the journey...
Join the Adventure

Community-Driven Institute
What do we mean by "Community-Driven"? And what is this Institute we keep talking about? If you want to significantly improve your community and our world, check it out!
Learn more

New Article:
Succession Planning: The Elephant in the Room
What happens to your organization's efforts if a key individual leaves your organization? Are you prepared? Learn to build those back-up systems into a solid succession plan.
Learn more

Updated Article:
Boards and Fundraising
If your board doesn't want to fundraise, telling them they "should", or teaching them "easy approaches" won't help. (Has it worked in the past?) Learn how boards can connect with the community in a way they will feel comfortable doing.
Learn more

New Feature!
Use it Today: Practical Community-Driven Tips You Can Use Right Now!
Looking to build more open relations with collaborative partners? Here's an approach you can use right now!
Learn more

New Feature!
Community-Driven Brain Teaser!
When we change the way we see things, things change. But sometimes those new ways of seeing catch us by surprise!
So here is this month's Brain Teaser:
Is there such a thing as Dirty Money?

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NonProfit in New Orleans:
What happens to the nonprofit sector when a whole region is devastated? Rebuilding in New Orleans means more than just homes and individual lives. Join 5th generation New Orleanian and nonprofit founder Julie Condy along that incredible journey.
Learn more

½ Price Discount Special !
FriendRaising for Your Whole Board
The reviews are in: FriendRaising is an instant hit! We are already going through our 3rd printing!

That means it is time to announce our Whole Board Discount: ½ price copies of FriendRaising for all your board members - only $15 apiece!
Learn more

Crossing Paths
Do you live near a community we will be visiting?
Over the coming months, here's where we will be:

• Southern California
• Abilene, Texas

• New England

If you live near one of those communities, let us know!

• Want us to do a free workshop? CLICK

• Want us to convene a discussion group! CLICK

And if your own plans bring you to Tucson, we hope you will let us know that, too!

Come See Us at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference
Hildy will be presenting a workshop on Community-Driven Governance at the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management (August 2-5). There is still time to register for the conference, and we hope we will see you there!
CLICK to register

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I was searching for NFP board governance when Google delivered me to your site. It is wonderful. I have been emailing your links to other board members urging them to read what you have so generously published on the web. This is just a message to say thanks, and a big one at that. T. Semmelhack, Orchard Park, NY

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Tell Us What You Think!
As we continue to develop the Community-Driven Institute, helping you create more impact in your community, we hope you will let us know what you think. What would be helpful to have on our website, or to include in our newsletter? How have you used the products and programs we already have in place, and how have they worked for you? We appreciate the feedback, because our goal is to help you change the world (or just your piece of it). So let us know!

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.

Help 4 NonProfits & Tribes Institute
4433 E. Broadway Blvd. Ste 202
Tucson, Arizona 85711

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