Civic Engagement Defined: Understanding and utilizing the dynamics of power, negotiations, networking, organizing, and empathy to achieve objectives while making an impact.

It is also about building partnerships and alliances to help achieve objectives.

There is so much happening in this area. Gail has covered issues like Autism Awareness, elder-care issues, police oversight and more. She’s often asked “how can I get involved, what can I do?”

If you want to be more engaged, this episode will help you identify where you can help and the steps to take to begin making an impact.

Be ready to take notes, Gail is bREAKING IT DOWN!

I hope you consider implementing civic engagement into your everyday life. There is much you can do on your own but when we talk about self-care and soul-care I want to emphasize that it’s best to do this with someone else.

Look local.

What is the change that you want to see in your community? Grass-roots level matters. Look big picture first. What change do you want to see in 12 months, then 2 years?

Then, it’s time to ask what can I do in the next 30 days?

What are you passionate about?

What matters to you? What can you pick that means the most? Start there. Gail shares 3 key ways to define a place to start.

What is your 3-minute pitch?

 Can you explain this in a way that is compelling and inspiring? Can you make it mean something to others the way it matters to you?

Gail provides 4 ways for your get clear with your pitch so it will make an impact.

How to raise funds.

Money matters in efforts big and small. Fundraising starts by building trust. Gail outlines how to start and plan before you ask for donations. This is a huge help and will make raising funds much more doable. You’re going to want to take notes here!

Tell your story.

Why should anyone want to join you and your efforts? Start with your own story. People want to know why this matters to you before it will matter to them.

Question: What is the change within your community you are going to make in the next 12 months? 2 years? 4 years? 

Today’s Mimosa: Your choice! We’ve shared so many good recipes up til now, pick your favorite and enjoy as you listen.


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