Posts Tagged ‘Community’

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Less Show. More Soul.

I love this photo of Benjamin Hart from Brains on Fire LA (tall guy on the left)  spending a day serving alongside our clients at SusieCakes.  The other day I was doing some research and stumbled on this piece of wisdom from Jonathan Fields:  Show is soul’s cover-up. So much bravado. So much posturing. Positioning. […]

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Community in Action

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” -Jan Vanier

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Stop Trying to Be Apple — and Just Be You

I began my career in marketing/PR for municipal government. Community building in the literal sense. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to listen to a couple super smart City Planner types talk about exactly that as my city began the process of creating a new “Master Plan.” While the focus of the talk […]

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DOs + DONTs of Community

Five question to ask before getting started… Why do you want a people-led community for your organization? What is your goal? (Hint: it can’t just be sales.) Do hand-raisers already exist? Who’s going to be in charge? In other words, who’s going to run the program? How fast will the program have to be seen […]

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