New Charter for Compassion Facebook Page for Cities and Communities

New Charter for Compassion Facebook Page for Cities and Communities

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Dear City and Community Organizers,

Some of you have asked for it, and now we have a new Charter for Compassion International Cities and Communities Facebook (FB) page: https://www.facebook.com/CharterCities. This page is for organizers to share what is going on in their cities, to ask questions of one another, and to help mentor one another. We know that many of your efforts are being covered in your local papers—please post links to articles on this FB page as well. Don't forget to visit the page, and "like it."

You probably have noticed that we have a new website, and our Communities section is filled with information for your use. Here are a few invitations to help us with updating this section:

Participating Communities: take a look at the lists on this page. If your city/community is bolded, please check out the information on your page. If it is not bolded, that means we don’t have descriptions or updates for your page.

Charter Tool Box: you might have read that we just won an award for the Charter’s Community Tool Box. Take a look at the video where several of our organizers talk about using it and even though your city might have affirmed the Charter, you might want to go through the suggested steps to see how you might sustain your efforts.

Extended Menu: Framework for Getting Started: Look over the themes listed in our “Discover and Assess” section. We’ve added two new topics recently, Age-Friendliness and Human Trafficking and Slavery. Do you have suggestions for any more themes that should be included? Are you willing to help with developing the issue?

Compassion Reader: With dozens of articles, the Compassion Reader is added to monthly, and there are outstanding ideas for you to consider as you continue to develop your campaign. Do you have additional suggestions.

Annotated Bibliography: We’ve just started this section. If you have ideas and suggestions, please let us know.

Compassion Games International: Are you playing the games? If not, you probably want to consider it. The Compassion Games are a wonderful way to get coopetition going in your area. Download the new Compassion Games flyer on this page.

A Way to Build Interest in the Charter for Compassion

As you undoubtedly know, the Charter has no financial requirements for our city/communities or partners participation. We would appreciate if you could consider sponsoring or promoting a Charter Salon to help us with our growing expenses. Please do raise your hand to help us out, if you can. It’s a great way to introduce people to The Charter and invite them to join in supporting our work together—with time and/or treasure. We have everything you need to make your gathering work—in your home, at a community or faith group, or with other Charter supporters. Please contact Reed Price, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., today and learn more details about holding one of these 1-2 hour events.

Just this last week we started a new effort with Louisville. I met with the Louisville team to explore how they might reach out to extend their reach with local towns and cities close to them. We talked about reaching out to colleges and universities, and making certain that the Louisville partners become Charter partners. We will be meeting on a regular basis. This is something we can do with other initiatives. In fact, we will having a similar with the California team in the next few weeks. This is something I’d like doing with any initiative that wants to just get together and brainstorm about possibilities.

Hoping to hear from you and looking forward to working more closely with each of you. Thanks for all the help that each of you are giving to the city and communities initiatives.

With kind regards,

Marilyn

Marilyn Turkovich, Director

Charter for Compassion International

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  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.

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