• Core Values

    1. Careful Planning and Preparation

    2. Inclusion and Demographic Diversity

    3. Collaboration and Shared Purpose

    4. Openness and Learning

    5. Transparency and Trust

    6. Impact and Action

    7. Sustained Engagement and Participatory Culture

    8. Commitment to Civil Dialogue

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    2. Community/Civic Capacity
    3. Economy
    4. Education
    5. Environment
    6. Families & Youth
    7. Health
    8. Housing
    9. Physical Infrastructure
    10. Public Safety
    11. Transportation
    12. Faith

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The election is just a few days away.  And we need to be looking ahead, not just beyond the election but into the future we are creating.  Here’s an interesting assessment of our inability to look ahead and the need to get beyond our short-sightedness.  Mass Denial


The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good

Here’s an interesting article that I was directed to by my friends at the Citizens Water Advocacy Group.  As we learn about how interconnected everything is I hope we all can focus on paying attention to lessons we can learn about the self-healing powers of natural systems, including us!  Read more . . .

The Empathic Civilization

Here’s something I highly recommend you check out:


Creating the Future!

Continuing thoughts we may want to explore: 


Age of Transition

I continue to search for updates from Tom Atlee on his posterous blog at:  http://tom-atlee.posterous.com/

 I encourage you to look at his post on 9/13 about “civilizational transition.”  It takes you to an interesting article that I suggest has significant applications for our continuing efforts.

 In Community,


Social Entrepreneurs

My morning visit on “Creating the Future” leads me to another of  Hildy’s posts that has relevance (as usual) to our work:  http://hildygottlieb.com/2010/09/01/social-entrepreneurship-whats-the-difference/

 Be sure to check out her reference to Alison Rapping’s post: http://alisonrapping.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/what-really-is-a-social-entrepreneur/

Movement Time

From the Interaction Institute for Social Change: