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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Community-Driven Institute



May 2009

Create the Future!

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


We know it’s been a while since our last newsletter. We’ve got quite a lot for you this month, so let’s dive right in!

New Article

Building & Sustaining Strong, Engaged Programs (Part 3 of 3)

The Pollyanna Principles


Rethinking Membership

Part 1: Even in good times, were most organizations sustainable?

Find out here

Part 2: Build organizational strength and community strength at the same time.

Learn the practical steps

Part 3: Analysis: Community-Driven Sustainability leaves traditional fundraising in the dust!.

Read it Here

“The most important and transformative nonprofit-sector work I have read.” Stephen Nill, CEO, Charity Channel

Find out what all the buzz is about!

The Pollyanna Principles

Check out the book!

Introduction to The Pollyanna Principles

Watch the video!

Caution: If you are considering adopting membership for fundraising purposes, think again!

About Membership Campaigns

Read it now!

Community-Driven Brain Teaser

Why Problem-Solving Doesn’t Solve Problems

Community-Driven “Pollyanna Principled” Consulting

Cool Distraction

What do the ‘War on Drugs’ and ‘Fixing Dysfunctional Boards’ have in common?

Neither has resulted in health - for communities or organizations.

The problem is not a bad strategy or approach.

The problem lies with problem-solving itself!

Read it here

“I’ve been a consultant since 1992. Now I know better how to create an amazing world.”
Jane Garthson
Garthson Leadership Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

If you want your consulting practice to have significant and direct impact on your community
If you want to improve what you do well and replace what isn’t working
If you want to break free of traditions that block what is possible
If you want to explore in a supportive environment - and laugh a lot!

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Sometimes the only way to make a huge impact is to bust out of the same-old-same-old.


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
at Help 4 NonProfits
4433 E. Broadway Blvd.
Ste 202

Tucson, Arizona 85711

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