From Tidbits

Roaring March

Just as we can’t control Mother Nature, we also can’t control all of the various systems that influence the future of our organizations. But we can project ahead how we might respond to different scenarios. And then do our best to prepare so that we can be ready.

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Best wishes for 2009

Wishing all of our colleagues, clients, friends, family, neighbors, and everyone else a New Year filled with hope, peace, opportunity and resolve to build a better world for us all. Yes, we can, if we work together for the best interests of all.

More online fundraising sites

I just stumbled onto Change.org. I’m sure my readers know more about this than I do, but they’ve got an online fundraising tool that allows your supporters to set up their own fundraising pages. Part of the service is free and there is also the paid premium package. I’m going to take the webinar on the 3rd, so I’ll have more to report then.

Right now, they are also running “Ideas for Change in America” which is recruiting ideas online to submit to the Obama administration on how we can improve just about every aspect of our lives. Thanks to colleague Don Griesmann for the heads up. Check it out.

On retreats

For everyone who has sat through a retreat, and because today was the day of her birth, a quote from Emily Post

“Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.”