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 change is not a journey of giant leaps and quick fixes, it is a process of small steps and intentional actions made by many, that cumulatively make a real difference and create big transformational change.
In this issue Inspiring Communities focuses on the Power of the Small. In a showcase of stories that observe and celebrate communities taking small steps towards big change, we highlight the value of contribution – no matter the size – it matters.
We feature two kinds of villages – one in the Waikato, the other is the sort you retire to; two kinds of giving – one time, the other money; and we share how you can get help to organise a good ol’ fashioned Treasure Hunt.
The Inspiring Communities team is looking forward to seeing you all at the Our Place Conference . The momentum is certainly building, take the opportunity to read about the speakers and make sure you register to ensure you are at the forefront of building inclusive, accessible communities in New Zealand.
We welcome our new Communications Leader Rachel Roberts to the Inspiring Communities Team. Rachel brings a wealth of experience having been a journalist for a number of years before working with not for profit organisations to further their communications goals. She is most interested in providing communication leadership that illustrates, supports and builds on the growing value of community-ed development. Check out Rachel’s profile on our website.
And thanks Peter for all your support and hard work running our communications – it has been much appreciated !
Have you joined the 700 others who are now connected to our CLD Learning links new each week on Inspiring Communities facebook?
Barbara, David, Denise, Megan and Rachel from the Inspiring Communities Team