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Making Visionary Community Change Practical  
Community-Driven Institute



September 2009

Dancing Gate

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


It’s almost October - how did that happen? As we head into the final stretch of 2009, this month’s newsletter will help you end this year well and start the new year with a bang!

New Article

7 Insights: Board Education That Works!

Gift Ideas Already?


Advisory Boards: Roles and Responsibilities

Does your board know what it needs when it comes to education and training? These insights will help them make great “training” decisions!

Educate your board!

Community Benefit Mug
“Nonprofit?” NO WAY!

Make a Statement!

What should your organization’s Advisory Board do? How often should it meet? What recruitment standards should you use?

The answers may surprise you!

Find out here!

Community-Driven Brain Teaser

When “Best Practice” is Bad Practice

Great Book - Great Gift Insights from Funders!

Cool Distraction

Can avoiding “best practice” actually help your organization be its best?

Join the discussion

What Do Funders Want? (and Why Do They Want It?)

“A quick, easy read. No board member should have an excuse not to read it.”

Jane Garthson
Garthson Leadership Centre
Ontario, Canada

Get the inside scoop!

Think you can’t hold a tune?


Big thanks to Erin & Mike Tierney for this month’s cool distraction. We miss you guys!

An Energized, Engaged Board
in 3 Hours
Or It's Free!

Our new Board Focus Sessions - guaranteed to springboard your board to its next level of effectiveness!

Get focused now!

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
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Tucson, Arizona 85711

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