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The “Successful” Small Group – What the Heck Does That Mean?

Posted August 14, 2012

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I once heard from a Resilience Circle facilitator in Michigan that his group “hadn’t really worked out.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, all we did was start a community vegetable garden.” What? I was flabbergasted. I tried to assure him that in my mind, at least, his group was a huge success. After […]

Resilience Circles help Communities Recover from Extreme Weather

Posted July 11, 2012

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With many Americans only recently recovered from extreme weather, transportation challenges, and power and communications outages, some explore ways to strengthen local circles of support

How to Build the “New Economy” in Your Community

Posted June 26, 2012

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While there are many paths, it’s clear that we all need to be on one, not just “experts” or leaders. Everyone has something to contribute to the new economy, and every contribution is essential.

August 7 – Webinar: Small Group Organizing 101

Posted June 17, 2012

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Please join us for a webinar about small group organizing on Tuesday, August 7 at 3pm ET/12pm PT. We’ll talk about how to start a Resilience Circle or other small group for your community, including – how to talk about Resilience Circles and small groups with others – finding participants through base communities and the […]

What’s Your Small Group Up To?

Posted June 14, 2012

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~ News and Views from Around the Resilience Circle Network ~ Supporting Entrepreneurs in Davenport, IA Kathy Thompson wants to expand her core small group to a larger group for small business owners. “I’m part of an informal small group of women who own small businesses and work from home. I want to expand this […]

How Small Groups Can Power Big Change: It’s Time to Form an Affinity Group

Posted May 17, 2012

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An affinity group is a small group of people who support each other and work together to change the world.