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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Community-Driven Institute

June 2010


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

What a year the first half of 2010 has already been! This is the first newsletter we’ve had a chance to do in a while, and you will soon see why.

This year the Institute is splitting from the consulting firm that birthed it, filing for its own corporate status and tax exemption, and taking off on its own. It’s been a busy year, with much happening and much to share.

Building an Energized Board: Videos

What does it take to build an energized, engaged board that is leading your organization to great results?

Transparency: What Does It Really Mean?

What would it look like if an organization made even the most “private” decisions as transparently as possible?

Our first big transparency effort - Renaming the Institute!

Making Change

What does it really take to create social change?

In a new monthly podcast at the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Hildy interviews change-leaders from around the world to find out!

Meet People
Where They Are

What do you get when you combine a governance workshop with a 6 month old baby?

You get life lessons (and consulting lessons) beyond any we could have imagined.

We Have Questions!

Because the Institute is a work-in-progress, it’s not always easy to clearly describe what we do.

We’ve been updating our FAQ page, and we’re hoping you will tell us:

  1. Does the page answer your questions about the CDI?
  2. What questions should we be answering that aren’t there?

To share your thoughts, please just hit reply to this email. We can’t thank you enough for helping us clarify!

Tucson and Phoenix:
Upcoming Free Workshops!

Cool Distraction
(Just for Fun)

National Bank of Arizona is sponsoring FREE workshops featuring Hildy and the Community-Driven team!


July 13, 9am to Noon


July 21, 9am to Noon

Seating is limited. Register now!

What can we accomplish together that we cannot accomplish alone? Something AMAZING!

In the coming months, we will be creating ways for our subscribers to all get to know each other. Our ability to connect will be imperative if we are to ensure everything about this sector’s work is aimed at the change we want to see in the world.

Hildy & Dimitri

For now, please hit reply and introduce yourself to us. We can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish together!

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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