Community Funded, A Funding Place

How do you save a valued community organization that runs out of funds despite the good work it is doing? How do you tell its story to the people who might care the most and want to help? How do you turn crowds with common interests into communities of support? is helping do justContinue reading “Community Funded, A Funding Place”

Interpret Your Town or City: What Makes It Special

We live in Fort Collins, Colorado, a very nice city of 100,000 or so people located at the edge of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Money Magazine recently named it the best place in America to live. Through the years it has earned a great deal of praise as a lifestyle city. And itContinue reading “Interpret Your Town or City: What Makes It Special”

The Sustainable Living Fair 2012

Each September the Sustainable Living Fair is held in Fort Collins. We look forward to it. It is one of those organic events that appeal to lots of different kinds of folks. You can wander down the bike trail and then walk the last hundred yards to the entry gate or drive and park inContinue reading “The Sustainable Living Fair 2012”

Tour de Fat – More Than a Beer Fest

One of my favorite community events was held this past Saturday in downtown Fort Collins, the Thirteenth Annual Tour de Fat (TDF)sponsored by New Belgium Brewery. Bikes and beer go together in interesting ways with the New Belgium beer and bike culture. We have always gone downtown to simply watch the bike parade – anContinue reading “Tour de Fat – More Than a Beer Fest”