Community-led development is all about relationships so building connections is the theme of our first newsletter for 2016. We’re also introducing a new feature: a blog called I’ve Been thinking….. Our team will take turns to share their experience. As promised there is a report on our November Network survey, we highlight some other initiatives we have… Read more »
Effective leadership is pivotal to successful community-led development (CLD) and in our experience it often pops up in the most unlikely places. In this issue we go deeper into the kinds of leadership that matter, with articles by our valued colleague Margy Jean Malcolm who has studied leadership extensively, we showcase a great new initiative… Read more »
The people who have written articles in this newsletter are all doers, that is true, and they know that whatever they do, it will be more successful on so many levels if they organise it with others and if they pass on their organising and other skills to others too. As it turns out gardening is… Read more »
The Power of the Small Kia ora! Think Big – now there is term that conjures up a myriad of contrasts from the Muldoon era to Sex and the City. In amongst those contrasts community-led development lies, thinking big more often than not is seeded in something small that starts to create change. Locally- led… Read more »
This month we feature stories on people who have stepped up and put themselves out there for the things they believe in. They do what needs to be done in the company of others ensuring it is more likely to succeed – and it adds to the enjoyment. Read what they say about upcycling tyres… Read more »
In this issue, we share three diverse examples of creatively engaging communities to encourage and inspire local voice, participation and contribution.
To cap off a busy year, our December newsletter tells how two West Coast communities, Ross and Kumara, are mining community gold, together. There are also reviews of recent seminars by Margaret Wheatley and Jim Diers
News items including; The Z Nail Gang; Neighbourly; Finding hidden treasures in Nelson and Inspiring Communities Plans.
The role of local communities in co-creating positive wellbeing is a powerful global trend. IBM has predicted that in five years, “local will beat online,” Forbes Magazine reported that the #1 hottest food trend in 2014 would be “locally sourced everything.” The ‘local’ trend was highlighted at the international Community Development conference held in Glasgow… Read more »
With the mid-winter Matariki stars now above us, many Kiwi communities are coming together to celebrate and plan for the year ahead. “Strengthening Neighbourhoods” is a key focus for Inspiring Communities and in this ‘neighbourhood focused’ issue we bring you inspiring community success stories from Southland and Masterton. Huge thanks to our local story tellers Gerry and Sandy! Our… Read more »