Wired to connect: Up happiness by leaning into your social network

mental health, social connections, group communication

Did you know that social connectedness is a better indicator of adult well-being than class, education level, and wealth? Are you aware of the sheer volume of data that show how incredibly vital social connections and quality relationships are to personal happiness? There‚Äôs a lot of data out there. Not only that, but in addition, … Read more

6 Easy & Engaging Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Groups of all Sizes

group communication, virtual fundraising during covid

COVID has changed everything….except your need to raise money During the age of COVID, many groups- church groups, social change organizations, etc- have been forced to get creative in their pandemic response. For groups that generally do a lot of fundraising, either as part of their community outreach or in order to fund group initiatives … Read more

Consensus Building in Groups pt. 3: the definitive ranking system for dissent

Group Management Consensus Voting

Two weeks ago we introduced consensus building into our good group management toolbox. Last week, we gave you some malleable steps to bring it to your group process. This week: how to measure dissent in the ranks Dissent in consensus building is a foregone conclusion. The process relies on examining conflict, or challenges to proposed … Read more

Consensus Building in Groups pt. 2: 8 steps to get people talking

Group Management, consensus building

Last week we opened the door on consensus building. What is it? Go read our intro! In brief, it’s a set of social contracts and a process. Consensus building gives groups the ability to make more durable and informed decisions in a way that prioritizes member input. While majority rule voting may work in certain … Read more

Community garden revolution: radical hope in a time of crisis

community garden, group management, group management tools, community action groups, community garden project

Our country is in crisis: we are in the middle of a global pandemic, record numbers of Americans are without work, and many are experiencing financial and food instability. On top of that, we are in the middle of an urgent nationwide conversation over ongoing systemic racial inequity in the wake of the murder of … Read more

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