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Welcome to the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart & Soul Talks. Heart & Soul Talks focuses on Orton’s resident-driven community planning and development method, Community Heart & Soul®. Our calls bring local leaders and national experts together, offering tools and inspiration for community leaders to go beyond “business as usual.” The Orton Family Foundation seeks to empower people to shape the future of their communities by improving local decision-making, creating a shared sense of belonging ...
 
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Increasingly, philanthropic organizations are thinking more broadly about how to support systemic change in local communities. On this call, you’ll hear how three foundations are investing in long-term transformation using Community Heart & Soul®, the Orton Family Foundation’s community development model.Speakers:–Brad Ward, director of community p…
 
For National Community Planning month, we focus on creating successful comprehensive plans that residents feel a sense of ownership about and have a stake in the outcomes. On this call, you’ll hear from three planners who got residents involved through the Community Heart & Soul model. Learn how community engagement leads to meaningful comprehensiv…
 
Taking on controversial issues is a challenge that every community faces. How those issues are approached can make the difference between a community that thrives and one where divides erode a community’s vitality.Join us for insight and practical ideas and tools for advancing civil discourse from nationally-recognized expert in the field, Carolyn …
 
Getting young people involved in community leadership brings fresh perspectives and new energy. Small cities and towns across the country are giving meaningful roles to youth and helping young people realize their voices matter. On this free talk, you’ll hear from youth advocates and a youth leader how to authentically involve the next generation i…
 
Small towns rely on volunteers for prosperity, but it can be a challenge to sustain volunteer energy and enthusiasm. With a resident-driven approach, Heart & Soul® towns rally community members to increase civic participation and create positive change. Listen in for ideas to keep volunteers motivated and engaged for the long run.Speakers:--Sara Li…
 
No matter where you live, there is something to love about the place you call home. Yet, the common narrative about small towns focuses on what is wrong or what needs to be fixed—vacant storefronts, political differences, young people moving away. Hear how three Heart & Soul® towns are renewing community spirit by drawing on their unique history an…
 
Think philanthropy is just for the wealthy? Think again. Small cities and towns are finding that all residents can be philanthropists. Local wisdom and vision, it turns out, lead to positive change. On this call you’ll hear about effective strategies for encouraging a culture of local philanthropy that builds community vibrancy and prosperity.Speak…
 
Gathering, listening to, and sharing stories strengthens the fabric of the community by bringing people together in conversations about what they love about where they live and what they’d like to change. Hearing from residents can also lead to discoveries that the community immediately rallies around, such as an 1870s African-American church in Pe…
 
Deep community engagement gives local leaders the courage to take risks that lead to positive change. The Orton Family Foundation pioneered the community development method Community Heart & Soul® based on that premise. On this call, you’ll hear how three leaders went beyond a "check the box" approach to engagement, working with residents to create…
 
From farm-to-table restaurants and food co-ops to craft breweries and tech startups, it’s an exciting time for small town businesses. Cultivating those businesses and encouraging entrepreneurs is key to thriving local economies. Our panelists, who have owned businesses, worked with entrepreneurs, and helped make their downtowns vibrant, share the s…
 
The arts can be a creative, meaningful, and effective way to engage residents, particularly those who might not otherwise get involved. In this free 60-minute talk you’ll hear how communities come together using the arts as part of Community Heart & Soul™.Presenters include:Lindsay Varner, project director, Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul in Pennsylv…
 
One of the long-term benefits of Community Heart & Soul™ is the partnerships that are created. Heart & Soul helps organizations and institutions connect and work together in ways that they might not have otherwise.In this call recording you’ll hear from individuals representing organizations large and small that have benefited from connecting throu…
 
Community Heart & Soul™ is a two-year community development method that calls for broad and deep resident engagement.It's been called a "positive disruptive force" in the towns that sign on. In this free 60-minute talk you'll hear how Heart & Soul projects got results, both short- and long-term and helped create brighter futures for small towns in …
 
Storytelling is a powerful way to broadly engage a community and hear from voices that often go unheard. Hear how storytelling has brought residents together, bridged long-standing divides, and ultimately helped community foundations make positive, lasting, and meaningful impact.This conversation is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations and Orton …
 
Young people often feel left out of the larger community conversation, yet can bring fresh eyes, optimism and enthusiasm to any initiative. And, in many cases they want to be included, but just haven’t been asked. On this call recording, you’ll hear about the benefits of youth inclusion from the perspective of students and their elders. The results…
 
Social media is one important way to reach out to and engage community members and a key communications tool for any Community Heart & Soul project. Hear how social media can work for you in your town with insight and practical tips from Julie Brown, program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation in Ohio and Leslie Wright, Orto…
 
Community Heart & Soul™ had its genesis in one planning commissioner’s frustration with business-as-usual planning. Orton Family Foundation founder Lyman Orton saw flaws in a development review system that left decisions that affected the entire community in the hands of a few. Community Heart & Soul shifts the paradigm by starting with deep commun…
 
“Involve Everyone” is a core principle of the Community Heart & Soul™ method. Towns that have undertaken Heart & Soul projects have come up with creative ways to hear from community members whose voices might otherwise go unheard.With Meagan Picard, Orton senior associate, Meaghan Carlson, past Heart & Soul project coordinator in Gardiner, Maine, a…
 
Learn how Orton's Community Heart & Soul™ approach incorporates personal story to illuminate a community's history, priorities, and aspirations, and how those stories can enable residents to drive local decision-making.Orton's Director of Programs Alece Montez-Griego is joined by Elaine Brett, project co-coordinator for the Community Heart & Soul p…
 
Are community members in your town in the dark when it comes to planning and development issues? Does your local government struggle to recruit volunteers for boards and commissions? If so, a citizens’ academy could be the answer! Citizen planning academies build local leadership, increase awareness, and broaden involvement in community planning.Wa…
 
Hear how Community Heart & Soul™ offers a way to involve everyone—from business owners to neighbors—in planning and development that leads to lasting results. The bottom line: knowing what a community wants upfront reduces risk for developers, increases investor confidence and makes possibilities happen in a way that benefits community members and …
 
Achieving community-wide participation is an admirable but challenging goal. Identifying the multiple layers of community can be the difference between success or failure of a project. Orton’s Community Network Analysis (CNA) brings fresh new voices and solutions to the table and is a powerful way to understand who lives, works, and plays in your t…
 
Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable—a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to town and priorities shift. But, sometimes change is abrupt, unexpected—a major natural disaster or an epidemic. How can your city or town best prepare for unanticipated change? What will help your community respond t…
 
We all know the importance of physical health--regular exercise, eating well and good habits help us keep on track with that (most of the time). But how do we exercise our civic health? How do we improve the way we participate in our community?Evan Weissman, executive director, Warm Cookies of the Revolution and Emily Kiehne, graduate assistant, Mi…
 
Your town is finally in the digital age with a website, online calendar, and Facebook page. Now you can sit back and relax, right? Not exactly.An array of online tools is available that can take your digital presence to the next level, promoting collaboration between government and citizens, engaging new audiences, and effectively complementing “an…
 
Moki Macias and Tramunda Hodges of the Annie E. Casey Foundation join CommunityMatters® for an hour-long conference call on inclusivity. Moki and Tramunda share their experience with promoting equal treatment and opportunity in community decision-making at the Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site. Follow along with the call notes: bit.ly/1q1clCE.Image c…
 
On this CommunityMatters® conference call, Felisa Conner of the Office of Neighborhood Vitality in Garland, Texas talks about building and sustaining vital neighborhoods. Councilman Scott LeMay of Garland, a graduate of the city's Neighborhood Management Academy and former President of the Camelot Neighborhood Association joins her. Felisa and Coun…
 
Slow internet stinks. It kills business growth, hinders education, impedes health care services, and generally just makes life a little less enjoyable. But what can you do? Aren’t we all just stuck with the service we’ve got?What if there was a solution that offered fast, affordable and reliable internet service, while benefiting your community and…
 
What’s the difference between a plan that’s put into place and one that’s put on a shelf? People. If you want something to show for your hard work, you need to build strong local leadership and grassroots support. This webinar will focus on how to grow effective local leaders who can nurture volunteers, corral resources and build the public support…
 
You’ve got the great ideas and a plan for moving forward, but let’s face it: Your community lacks the cash it needs to make it real. This call focuses on key sources of funding (including federal funding, grants, and crowdsourcing) and resources to help make design and development projects in small towns, rural areas, and neighborhoods happen. Our …
 
After a design or planning process, most communities end up with scores of potential actions. How do you prioritize dozens of competing options? How do you get some cool stuff done without breaking the bank or exhausting your list of volunteers? Easy: start with the petunias. That’s one key lesson from the “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” framework. Lis…
 
Public spaces bring our cities and towns to life – they’re where we gather with friends, take breaks from the office and bask in the sunshine on a warm summer day. But much of the public realm is lifeless and overly utilitarian. Wouldn’t it be nice if parking lots could make you smile, or if transit stops were so fun that you sort of hope the bus w…
 
No one loves typical public meetings where the only opportunity for interaction is a quick and dirty two minutes at the microphone. What can we do to change that? It turns out there are dozens of ways to make community engagement more playful, and playfulness makes engagement more fruitful. On this CommunityMatters® conference call you’ll hear from…
 
Is your block losing its luster? Whether vacant storefronts, unsafe streets, weedy lots or seedy strips hinder your neighborhood, Better Block offers solutions for building a better place.Better Block began as a weekend-long project in one Dallas neighborhood (think Extreme Home Makeover on steroids). Now it’s taking the country by storm. Using tem…
 
Last year Barbara Walters asked four billionaires for their Top 20 Secrets of Success. The number two secret? "Always be True to Yourself." It turns out that applies to communities, too. Join national thought leader Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute for an inspirational conversation. On this recording, Ed shares seven secrets of successful com…
 
If you want your project to truly succeed, it must reflect the vision and values of the community. But that’s easier said than done. Listen to this call recording to confirm and deepen your understanding of a community’s vision and values, learn how to use that understanding to inform design projects and a range of issues facing communities today, …
 
Psst!! How do you start the buzz about a community design project and get people to participate? Listen to this recording to learn about spreading the word in your town, including tips and tools for working with local press, developing project messaging, and preparing an effective communications plan.Our speakers on this call were Amy Frykman, Vice…
 
In a nutshell, civic infrastructure consists of the opportunities, activities and arenas—both online and face-to-face—that allow people to connect with each other, solve problems, make decisions and celebrate community. By strengthening civic infrastructure, a community can become a more prosperous, vibrant place to live. But what does strong civic…
 
This call will help you think through critical steps in shaping a successful CIRD application or any community-centered design project. You'll get tips and resources for building partnerships, involving a diverse cross-section of the community, and designing a project that fits with local values and priorities.Featuring Ariana McBride, Senior Assoc…
 
Given the chance to spend $1 million in your community, what would you do? On this CommunityMatters conference call recording, we’ll learn about Participatory Budgeting (or “PB” for short), a public process where community members decide how portions of their city or town’s budget should be spent.Featuring Josh Lerner, Executive Director of The Par…
 
This call provides a brief introduction to CIRD and the 2013 Request for Proposals from program partners. Featuring Cynthia Nikitin, Vice President of Project for Public Spaces and Rebecca Sanborn Stone from the Orton Family Foundation. Recorded on January 23, 2013. Notes available online at bit.ly/136KqmF.…
 
Would you loan your favorite bookstore money to keep it from closing? Or pay $1000 for months of café fare…before the café ever opened for business? Would you spend your Saturday painting walls so that a restaurant in your neighborhood could expand its seating? Cash is tight and small business ownership is risky. But Community Supported Enterprises…
 
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