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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Creating the Future


March 2011


Do you need tools, techniques, tips for doing your work more effectively? Are you seeking connections for learning and bouncing ideas around? Are you looking for opportunities to stretch to the next level of what's possible? This month’s newsletter has all that and more!

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

New Governance Resources!

Great Boards: Learn for Free!
Who knows more about building GREAT boards than ... great boards!? That's why we launched a new Facebook group - How to Build Great Boards. Come find tips & tools - and please share your own!
Join and Get Board Tips Now!

Courageous Boards
(More Free Stuff!)

What would it take for your board to take courageous strides forward? Find out in the archive of this month's Twitter chat. (Remember: Read from bottom to top of the page)
Read the transcript now!

Pollyanna Principles Anniversary Special

It’s been 2 years since The Pollyanna Principles made its debut, with practical approaches for helping organizations create amazing communities.

To celebrate, we have 2 great deals!

20% off sale - Save $6 per book!
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Buy 3 copies, get 1 free!
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The most important, transformative nonprofit-sector work I have read.
Steve Nill, CharityChannel CEO
Read the whole review

Fundraising Lessons

As promised, we are sharing everything we learned from Creating the Future's year-end fundraising campaign.

5 Last-Minute Fundraising Tips Some tactics that can create fundraising success or failure.

Analysis and Learning: When “Failure” is Success
Reflections about traditional fundraising tactics (and why we shut down our campaign).

Fundraising True Confessions
If we blew up fundraising and started over, what systems might be more effective for sustaining thriving communities?

The Road to Civil Discourse

In this month's Making Change interview, Carol Rasco talks about creating conversations that bridge political differences and actually create change.

Carol's diverse background makes for great stories - Domestic-Policy Adviser to President Bill Clinton, CEO of Reading Is Fundamental, and mom / advocate for a disabled child.

Don't miss this interview!

Streaming online

Download from iTunes

Consultants Corner

Consultants: Do you wish your work would 'stick' longer after you leave? Do you wish your clients created more community change with everything you teach them?

The answer could be as simple as asking a new set of questions.
Watch this new video!

Consulting to Create the Future blends the 'being' side of 'being a consultant' with the content side.
Start learning about both!

Pay It Forward!

Time is so precious.

What if you could leverage every article that helps your thinking, and every video you learn from - to create more ripples?

It's easier than you may think. All it takes is paying it forward!

Pay It Forward now!

Cool Distraction

Revel in the joy of a child - especially when that child is an elk!    Playtime!

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.

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