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."
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
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 Turkovich, Director
Charter for Compassion International