Tag Archives: Hudson Valley

Re>Thinking Localism in the Hudson Valley

You may not have heard much from us lately. Let me tell you why. I’ll start by first highlighting our work over the last couple of years — and then hint at where we may be headed. Continue reading

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Announcing Winners of the Re>Think Community Business Collaboration

We envision pollinating a number of social enterprises over the coming years that will further our mission, have some positive impact in our communities, and help sustain our nonprofit financially. They could be fully owned by Re>Think or partnerships with others. They could be businesses that start on the back of a napkin, or an existing … Continue reading

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Seeking: Executive Director

A new executive director is critical to our continued success. The ED should have breadth and depth in both strategic aptitude and tactical prowess. Perhaps more importantly, the ED must buy into a shared vision of Re>Think’s mission. Continue reading

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‘Building Blocks’ of a Local Living Economy

At the TEDxLongDock conference in June that Re>Think Local supported, one of the speakers mentioned that there are more than 50 ashrams and spiritual centers in the Hudson Valley. Fifty! On September 23 Re>Think convened around 75 Hudson Valley wellness professionals for a one-day conference at the Omega Institute (one of our members). A personal … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS for New York Nonprofits

By Gary Schuster New York’s legislature recently passed the first major revision of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law since it went into effect in 1970. This is big news because nonprofits are a big part of our economy. According to the New York Attorney General’s office, nonprofit organizations operating in New York generate hundreds of billions … Continue reading

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“Repair Café” Gets Stuff Fixed

Guest blog by John Wackman Repair Café is a free community meeting place to bring your beloved but broken item to get fixed.  The heart of the idea is that you– yes you–participate in the repair with the help of a “repair coach”. The idea was born in Amsterdam in 2009 and is just beginning … Continue reading

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Judy Wicks the BALLE Mama

In 2000 at my second of many Social Venture Network conferences held that year at the Mohonk Mountain House (Localism has deep roots right here in the Hudson Valley), I responded to an announcement by Judy Wicks about starting a new organization. Over a two-year period and two retreats at Judy’s weekend homes in the … Continue reading

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TEDxLongDock: This is What Community Looks Like

Nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team. Continue reading

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Collaboration for a Sustainable Region

It’s time for community leaders and citizens to gather and consider new ways of working together for a low-carbon future with high quality of life for all. And on Monday, May 20th, it’s happening. Join Re>Think Local’s Ajax Greene (one of the speakers) at this special one-day conference in Hyde Park. Resilience and Renewal: Collaboration … Continue reading

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Success, the Flu, and Building a Tribe

Owning your own business, or perhaps freelancing, is the loneliest job in the world. Your spouse or significant other may be deeply supportive, but they may not be the best person to discuss why it is your business is booming, while cash flow sucks. Your friends or brother-in-law: again, maybe supportive — but they work for an organization and don’t understand … Continue reading

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