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Global Gathering: Gratitude #2

Global Gathering: Gratitude #2

Thursday January 27 2022, 5:00 PM CST
@ Zoom

How Does Gratitude Fit into Asset-Based Community Development?

Register here. There is no cost to register. We will be hosting two Global Gatherings that focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these. Please use this Time and Date Converter to double-check the date and time in your part of the world.

We will be hosting two Global Gatherings that focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these.

Many states and regions in the the United States have been experiencing significant outmigration of people and talent, especially from rural areas. Thankfully, these trends are changing. Empowering community members to understand the power of abundance thinking and expressing gratitude are important building blocks in helping communities create a more positive self-fulfilling prophecy and be successful in their people attraction efforts. Being grateful and extending an invitation to others to also be grateful and then pay it forward is proving to be a powerful community building tool.

Regardless of where you live, how has gratitude contributed to building community? How do we instill an "attitude of gratitude" in a community? What has happened when we focus on gratitude in our work and in our communities?

Bring your stories, your ideas, and your questions as we connect in conversation and share with each other.

What is a Global Gathering?

Global Gatherings are NOT webinars or presentations. They are opportunities for members of ABCD in Action to engage in meaningful conversations. We don't have the answers to the questions we propose, but we'll provide a space for you to share your stories, ideas, and questions. Our hosts will guide you through a series of questions in small groups in order to help you think together about the questions we propose.

At the end of our scheduled time together, you can stick around for the "after-party", a chance to just hang out for 30 minutes and talk about whatever is important to you.

Co-hosts for this Global Gathering:

Jeff Yost, United States

Jeff Yost, President and CEO of Nebraska Community Foundation, and his talented team are unleashing abundant local assets, inspiring charitable giving, and connecting ambitious people in 270 hometowns in 83 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Yost has dedicated the past 23 years his career to NCF’s mission and asset-based philosophies. Prior to NCF, he worked for the State of Nebraska in the governor’s office. Yost and NCF have been featured in numerous publications including Nonprofit Quarterly, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The New York Times. He pens a monthly column that is published in newspapers across the state.

Deb Wisniewski, United States

Deb lives with her spouse, Steve, and our dog in a small island community in Wisconsin, where she learns about community every day. She is a connector at heart and loves hearing and telling stories. Deb is a trainer and facilitator. She is a co-founder of and the lead community host for ABCD in Action, as well as a steward of the ABCD Institute.