Do you have big plans for yourself in 2011? I know I do. Now, I’m not just talking about idle dreams or wishful thinking. I’m talking about grand schemes and possibilities that you have started to consider and scope out.
As the year 2009 came to a close, there were ample opportunities to reflect. Likewise, there are ways to look forward. Sure, that’s the annual ritual of New Year’s resolutions. But, sometimes I think I’m among the thousands who just utter the words in earnest only to fall back into a slump by the end […]
Lately there are ongoing discussions about the good intentions but lacking values of some leaders. We see this in the news practically everyday in politics, business, and our communities. All around there are those with malicious perspectives and self-serving tendencies. What is missing from the long list of accomplishments for today’s leaders? What does it […]
Author Bob Smucker summed it up best: “Grassroots network is an organized, systematic means of communicating on short notice with volunteers at the local level who have agreed to take some action or to advocate.” If it’s really that simple, what’s required to get started with effective grassroots organizing or community engagement? It seems important […]