Tag Archives: sustainable communities

Agritourism initiative in Oregon

17 Jun

I’ve been working with Travel Oregon as well as a group of partners including Oregon State University Small Farms program to cultivate a better environment for agritourism here. This work renews my gratefulness to those who steward the environment, preserve open space and beautiful vistas, and work the soil to put healthy delicious food on my table!

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Project updates: tourism, collaboratives, sustainability, crowd-funding, more!

12 Jun

In a departure from our usual blog mini-essays, here’s an overview and links for some of the fabulous projects and groups with whom we’re working now.

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Recent Nonprofit Quarterly Articles: A Valentines Day Connection

14 Feb

“Bringing Sexy Back” is the theme of my most recent article for Nonprofit Quarterly. Yes, it relates to nonprofits,and yes, there’s more!

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Join us in New Zealand February 2012: Sustainable tourism study tour!

25 Oct

This coming February, I’m helping to lead a study tour to New Zealand for travel professionals, planners, and community developers who want to learn from a destination renowned for quality tourism experiences. What better way to learn than to experience it ourselves, and debrief that experience with New Zealand based travel industry professionals along the way!

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Challenging, creative times in the nonprofit world

13 Sep

Latest postings for the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire, starting with an inspiring chain of small kindnesses in Salem Oregon.

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Eat, read, connect

29 Jul

Organic produce at a mini-mart? A library expressly for homeless people? An issue that conservatives and progressives agree upon? A hidden resource for nonprofit advocacy? Here are links to my most recent contributions to the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire.

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Social impact bonds, economy and heart

29 Jun

More recent contributions to the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire:

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Make it worth rising before dawn: Part III lessons from New Zealand rural tourism development

25 Jun

I, a seriously non-morning person, convinced my husband that we should pay good money to be awakened before dawn for a day of adventure in Dunedin on the southeast coast of New Zealand. The draw, it turned out, was an irresistible package of local attractions, and I’d bet that many communities could do the same, albeit with different attractions.

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Several posts on sustainability, and one on fair play

10 Jun

The saying goes that once you start envisioning something, the universe conspires to feed that vision. And recently, a spate of really interesting sustainability projects have come to my attention.

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Solar, budgets, charisma, monks, income inequality . . new contributions to NPQ newswire

5 May

Earlier this week in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting with fellow members of the Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine’s (NPQ) Editorial Advisory Board. More on that, plus more articles contributed to the NPQ Newswire last month.

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