Winter 2013 Webinars Announced

The Fruition Coalition’s Winter 2013 webinars are focused on capacity building. These classes will strengthen your organization to position it for sustainability and success. Each online class costs $45 and includes a free comprehensive e-Workbook ($19.99 value). Classes begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Grant Proposal Writing

February 8, 2013

This class will prepare both inexperienced and seasoned grant proposal writers for successful writing and project management. Topics covered include identifying prospective donors, developing relationships with philanthropic partners, grant proposal structure and contents, organizing the writing process with a team, budgeting, and managing grants that have been received. Students will receive a free copy of The Fruition Coalition Grant Proposal e-Workbook (ISBN 978-1-300-59094-1).

Nonprofit Marketing Planning

February 15, 2013

This class will guide students through the process of articulating information about the organization, environment, relationships, and communication leading to the development of marketing strategies and a comprehensive marketing plan. This class will help your organization become more grounded in its values and identity, create opportunities for meaningful engagement, and develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships so that organizational goals can be achieved. Students will receive a free copy of The Fruition Coalition Marketing Plan e-Workbook (ISBN 978-1-300-59132-0).

Board Development

March 1, 2013

This class will explore the multiple components of a comprehensive board development initiative. Topics covered include governance and other responsibilities, recruitment, orientation, operations, professional development, evaluation, and developing a strong relationship with the executive director. Students will learn how to expand the board’s skills and strengthen their sense of purpose and commitment. Students will receive a free copy of The Fruition Coalition Board Development e-Workbook (forthcoming).

Strategic Planning

March 15, 2013

In this class, students will learn about the strategic planning process. Topics covered include facilitation and organization, community engagement, data analysis, decision making, goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. Participants will be prepared to create a living plan that is easily accessible and user friendly. Students will receive a free copy of The Fruition Coalition Strategic Planning Workbook (forthcoming).

Your Help is Needed: Progressive Dictionary

The Fruition Coalition is launching a new Interactive Progressive Dictionary on The Activist’s Muse in 2013. In progressive activism, and life in general, we use so many words with multiple, implicit meanings. The purpose of this project is to clarify and articulate the many ways that we interpret the words that we use in our work.

Here’s how it works:

* A reader submits her or his selected word and definition using the online survey

* The word and definition is selected for inclusion on the blog

* The word and definition is posted on the blog along with the name and institutional affiliation of the person who submitted it

* Readers post comments to affirm, contest, or add to the original definition

* The original author and others respond to comments, creating an interactive dialogue about how we understand words.

Please click on this link to participate! Some ideas for words to get us started might be: progressive, activism, power, community, leadership, politics, etc…but feel free to choose your own word.

Lead with Love, Compassion, and Joy in 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Limitless Loving Leadership 2013 calendar provides daily ideas to guide reflective, purposeful leaders on their leadership journey. Examples include:

January 23 – Approach the possibility of failure with an open heart and mind

February 13 – Keep an open mind and a fluid heart

March 2 – Appreciate the hard work that others do

April 12 – Be aware of all of your actions today

May 25 – Detach from the goal and engage in the process

June 18 – Practice patience

The calendar costs $21.99 but you can save up to 30% through November 23 by using the promotional code CHRONICLE at checkout.

Click here to purchase a calendar for yourself, a colleague, your boss, and a friend!

The Fruition Coalition also has a Social+ 2013 Calendar with daily tips about how to have a net positive social impact through our daily decisions, actions, and interactions. The sale applies to both calendars.

The Social+ Boutique is Now Open!

The Social+ Boutique is now open!

 

 

 

 

 

Social+ builds upon the idea of being carbon neutral. People who are Social Positive (Social+) aim to have a net positive social impact by considering the environmental and human impact of everyday decisions and interactions, being actively involved in the community, and expressing kindness and compassion toward others on a daily basis. By pledging to be Social+, you can demonstrate your commitment to positive social change and provide opportunities for increased awareness and discussion with others.

The Social+ Boutique features clothing and other items that you can use to publicly declare your commitment to positive social change. It is a simple way to share a highly complex and very important message AND to remind yourself of the importance of living Social+!

How are you living Social+? Please share your story with us! On Twitter, use #socialpositive to share your everyday decisions and actions that result in a net positive social impact. Send us your picture wearing your Social+ shirt along with a story about how you choose to live Social+ and we may feature you on The Activist’s Muse! Through social media, we can inspire each other to be more aware of, and intentional about, making a difference.

Free webinar on October 5th: Teaching, Learning, and Transformation

The Fruition Academy of Social Imagination and Action is launching on October 5th with Teaching, Learning, and Transformation.

  • The purpose and meaning of education
  • The relationship among knowledge, information, wisdom, and truth
  • Power, oppression, resistance, and freedom in teaching and learning
  • How we continually engage in implicit educational processes
  • How to intentionally choose and use educational processes to strategically influence organizational and social change goals
  • How understanding education can strengthen relationships, leadership, advocacy, fundraising, and other organizational processes

Participants receive:

  • A 60 minute online seminar
  • A recording of the seminar
  • A workbook including extended notes and reflection questions
  • A certificate of participation
  • Unlimited discussion about the topic with the instructor and other students at Le Salon Utopique

To register for free, just use this link.  Registration closes on Wednesday October 3rd.