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Advance Your Work by Telling Stories

By Sarah Moore on January 27th, 2016

When nonprofit and community leaders share our progress in creating healthy community change, we use data and stories as our primary tools. We rely on data to track changes, discover trends and make comparisons. We rely on stories to spark compassion, illuminate details and provide context. However, though both are vital for effective communication, storytelling […]

Reducing Isolationism through Collaborative Networking

By Risa Wilkerson on January 20th, 2016

In 2016, I hope the news is filled with stories about connectivity. I don’t just mean more networks of sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and parks, or school gardens and local farms connected to community kitchens and small groceries. While that type of connectivity is important for healthy communities, I’d like for something more to prevail […]

Active Living By Design’s New Year’s Resolutions

By Sarah Moore on January 13th, 2016

With the flurry of New Year’s resolutions usually comes a corresponding pessimism: how soon until we break them? However, as we know from our work creating healthier communities, change takes time. A resolution doesn’t have to be a declaration about a change you’ll make today and keep, without exception, until next year. Instead, it can […]