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Spring is springing here in the desert - the light is changing, the birds are frenetic, and the temperatures are slowly beginning to climb. So we have channeled all that springtime energy into giving you lots of goodies in this months newsletter!
Heres what you will find in this edition:
1) New Article: Reaching for Your Organizations Highest Potential
With special bonus features for Funders and Nonprofit Resource Centers!
2) Featured Book: The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility by Stewart Brand
3) Meditations for Creating the Future
4) Use It Today: Effective Newsletters
5) Community-Driven Brain Teaser: Great Board Decisions
6) Special Community Engagement Combo Pricing!
7) Cool Distractions: Getting In Shape Was Never This Much Fun!
8) Forward this Newsletter
9) What They're Saying
10) Tell us what you think!
Please read and enjoy, and pass these items along. We know it will help you improve the quality of life in your community. And isnt that why we all do the work we do?
Reaching for Your Organizations Highest Potential
How can your organization start reaching for its highest potential? How can we begin creating a better future for our communities, and for the people who walk through our doors? Learn more
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Special Bonus for Funders
Funders - How can the dollars you are already investing into the community create significantly more impact? Our article, "Reaching for Your Organizations Highest Potential" has information for enhancing your own funding activities, as well as information to help your grantees make their own programs achieve more! Read It All Here
Special Bonus for Nonprofit Resource Centers
Resource Centers - How can your services make significantly more impact for the organizations you serve? Our article, "Reaching for Your Organizations Highest Potential" has information for bringing out the potential in your own activities, as well as information for sharing with the organizations you support! Read It All Here
DP - we need to add 2 lines to the top of the article itself - NOT the newsletter - I just put it here because Im thinking of it now.
Funders - skip to this articles "Funder How-to" section
Nonprofit Resource Centers - skip to this articles "Resource Center How-to" section
The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility, by Stewart Brand
On the subject of creating the future of our communities, we wanted to share one of our favorite books. We have read The Clock of the Long Now so many times, its spine is cracked, its pages dog-eared, its words highlighted and underlined. A very easy read, inspiring, thought-provoking - this book changed us when we read it, and we hope it does the same for you! CLICK
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Meditations for Creating the Future
Can just a few moments really create an amazing future? Check out the Resource Page for this months Featured Article and find out! The top 2 items on that page will cost you absolutely nothing, yet we guarantee they will help you create a better future for everyone you know. Learn more
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Use it Today: Effective Newsletters
We beg you - please make your organizations newsletter more effective (or stop sending them to us!) Learn more
Community-Driven Brain Teaser: Great Board Decisions
As you start aiming your work at creating the future of your community, new ways of seeing often catch you by surprise! So here is this months Brain Teaser:
As you look back over your last 3 board meetings, what is the best decision you made in those meetings? And what made it the best one? Learn More
Special Combo Discounts
Community Engagement Combos
Reviews of our Community Engagement work have been so overwhelming - words like "energizing" and "inspiring." The power of building an engaged community is catching on!
Thats why we are offering
up to $________ off on all our Community Engagement stuff!
Save money AND build an army of support for your mission right now! CLICK
1) We need to be sure ALL our products are linked to the combo page and promoting it!
2) I cannot find the Combo page link - so I couldnt provide the link for you, AND couldnt provide the discount (please insert the LARGEST discount we have) Thanks!
Cool Distractions: Because Sometimes You Just Need a Break!
Was your New Years resolution to get in better shape? Have you already started slacking off? Then definitely do NOT try this at home! CLICK
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Hildy Could Be Your Keynote Speaker!
Hildys speaking schedule is nonstop, and the reviews are all incredible. Not only is she rated among the best speakers those conferences have ever had, attendees are consistently inspired to immediately put into practice the things she talks about! If you would like Hildy to keynote your annual conference, let us know!
What They're Saying
Every month, hundreds of new subscribers sign up for our newsletter. Here's one of our favorite comments this month:
"I want to thank you for the article in your last newsletter, Creating a Culture of Possibility. Your article spoke to our employees about customer service and positive communications in simple, direct language, giving the best reasons and examples why no holds organizations back, while yes can lead to success. Thank you!" - Susan Smith, Rome Memorial Hospital
And thank you, Susan!
Tell Us What You Think!
As we continue to develop the Community-Driven Institute, helping you create the future of 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.
Hildy and Dimitri
at Help 4 NonProfits
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