If you think you know everything about Mission Statements, Vision Statements, Values Statements, guess again.
3 Statements That Can Change the World: Mission / Vision / Values
On June 1, we will be releasing the 2nd edition of our workbook, Board Recruitment & Orientation: A Step-by-Step, Common Sense Guide. The biggest change in the new edition is the inclusion of a CD with all the forms, to make it easier to use and re-use those forms. (We have made some other small changes to the workbook, mostly for the sake of clarity and for the sake of honor - see below!). The price of the new edition will be $27.95.
|Last Chance Before the Price Goes Up
Board Recruitment & Orientation Workbook
At the risk of sounding like a furniture clearinghouse, we still have some of the 1st edition left at $17.95. This is the book that has become the industry standard for Board Recruitment and Orientation, so if you want to purchase the book for that low price, click here. After May 31, the price of the new edition will be $27.95.
As always, we will honor our Bulk Price Rates (as much as 40% off) and our Whole Board Discount (50% off for your whole board) on the 1st edition until May 31. Let us know and we will set some aside for you! Click here or call Erin at 1-888-787-4433. . After May 31, the price of the new edition will be $27.95.
We don't always have the opportunity for true confessions, but here it is, straight from the horse's mouth. If you have ever wondered about the photo on the cover of the 1st Edition of our Board Recruitment Workbook - the infamous photo of Hildy in fatigues - Hildy tells all here.
A Lesson in a Photo
A Board Recruitment Brochure is a simple tool for introducing prospective board members to your board.
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Board Recruitment Brochure
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 month's Brain Teaser:
|Community-Driven Brain Teaser:
Paying Your Organization First
We've all heard the finance gurus tell us to pay ourselves first. What might be different if our organizations paid themselves first - with both time and money?
Introducing Hildy's Blog, "Creating the Future!"
Hildy has finally caved in to the powers that be (Dimitri, our staff, our clients, our friends) and created a blog. It is called Creating the Future and it is here: www.HildyGottlieb.com
Creating the Future is devoted to furthering our thinking about how we can do just that - create a better future for our communities and our world. Here is some of what you will find there:
- Stop Signs to Creating a Better World: If this is the sector that was supposed to change the world, how can we get past the roadblocks, and on to building an amazing future? A weekly series.
- Monday Morning Rock Out! Because we all need a bit of a boost to start the week.
- Whatever strikes Hildy's fancy: Consulting dilemmas. Learning about blogs. A rant here or there...
If you have never been to a blog, and wonder what all the fuss is, Hildy has created a special page at the blog, called "What's a Blog?" - you will see it at the top of the home page at www.HildyGottlieb.com
(Please note: if you want to subscribe to get updates from Hildy's Creating the Future blog site, just head to www.HildyGottlieb.com and subscribe at the top of the right-hand column. Your subscription to this newsletter will NOT subscribe you to receive updates from that site.)
We hope you enjoy what you find there. And please - we want the blog to create a place for conversation. If you find a post you agree with or disagree with or have a story about - please post a comment. We look forward to the conversation!
As the weather gets warm for those of us heading into summer, what better place to be than the beach? (And as the weather heads into winter for our colleagues in the southern hemisphere, even more reason to want to be at the beach!)
Because Sometimes You
Just Need a Break!
Some of our friends have asked us to post our past year's New Years Card, so it can always be online to make us all smile. We have done so - we hope you enjoy!
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Coming Soon at the Community-Driven Institute
Next month, the Community-Driven Institute will be releasing its first course - Introduction to Community-Driven Consulting. If you consult to the Community Benefit Sector* and you want your practice to create more impact in the world, the Institute's Consultant Curriculum has been developed for you! So stick around for next month's newsletter - great stuff is coming!
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