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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Community-Driven Institute



November 2009

Jerome & Jim

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


November in the U.S. means Thanksgiving Day, a time for gratitude. Here at the Community-Driven Institute, we try to share our gratitude throughout the whole year - through the courses we teach, the books we have written - pretty much everything we do!

We hope that gratitude shows in the things we share with you each month. We are grateful for the work you are doing to make your community an extraordinary place to live.

New Videos!

Brain Teaser

“Nonprofit” or “Community Benefit?”

Use It Today!

Board Education & Orientation

Now some of our most popular articles have video, too. Check ‘em out!

3 Statements That Can Change the World: Mission / Vision / Values

See video here!

Succession Planning: The Elephant in the Room

See video here!

10 “STOP” Signs on the Road to Board Recruitment

See video here!

Videos are at the end of the articles!

What’s in a name?

When that name proclaims scarcity and fear, quite a lot!

6 Reasons to Use the Term “Community Benefit Organization”

What do you think?

The following question was posed at our site last month:

"How can we evaluate the financial acumen of board members? I need to find out what they do or do not understand about our finances."

There is an easy way to ensure your board’s education teaches what board members need to know.

Find out here!

Board Focus Session

Turn your Board’s passion into ACTION!

Holiday Gifts

Cool Distraction

Have you wished Hildy would come teach your board, but thought you couldn’t afford it?

As our holiday gift, Hildy is offering a limited number of her Board Focus Sessions - including 3 hours with Hildy - for only $699!

Given Hildy’s schedule, we can only do 3 of these sessions. Contact us before November 15th to have your board be one of those three!

Session Details

“I love spending time with small, growing organizations and rarely get the chance to do so. This is a gift to me as well!”

- Hildy Gottlieb

Our Community Benefit Mug
tells the whole story.

We are not “nonprofits.” We are Community Benefit Organizations!

Perfect gift for Board Members, donors and colleagues.

Get mugged here

When humans are the music and the art and the beauty of life.

Rejoice in what we can accomplish together!

(Watch it twice - the black and white in the beginning is even cooler when you know what it is!)

Management Support Organizations:
What is your Highest Potential?

Learn how your Nonprofit Resource Center, Volunteer Center or other Management Support Organization can become a catalyst for changing our communities and our world.

Our January Immersion Course is only for people working in Management Support Organizations!

Reach for your potential

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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