Because It Matters in Our Civic Organizations
Thank you for taking interest in the Because It Matters civility initiative. The campaign, supported and directed by community members throughout the region, intends to create a buzz around town about civility and what civility means to the life of our community. The idea is for all of us together to think about, discuss and recognize the importance of being neighborly, polite, courteous, understanding, generous, and maybe even forgiving. We believe that this civility conversation will lead to a renewed sense of community in the region and a higher quality of life for the residents here.
Because It Matters will be realized through media, workplace, school, neighborhood, and civic organization campaigns. As a member of a civic organization, we ask that you consider being a part of this endeavor. The Because It Matters Neighborhood/Civic Organization Advisory Committee is here to make your participation as effortless as possible and have provided the means by which you may introduce the idea of organization-wide civility to your membership. We suggest that you reach out to your members through an already existing method of communication such as a newsletter or website. In order to assist you we have a number of outreach materials available. You will find three sample Because It Matters introduction newsletter articles: Because What Matters?; Civility Can Make You Rich; and Bring Civility Back!. We also include a template for a follow-up newsletter article. You may use one of the samples or may, of course, write your own.
You will note that the sample articles ask for contributions of ideas from your members. The goal of the Because It Matters initiative is to create a more civil community through the active participation of our residents. Because of your interest in this initiative, you are in an ideal position to encourage your members to be a part of this process. Our hope is that your membership will benefit from both the wider media campaign and also the more intimate organization-wide discussion.
Ready to get started?
Click here to register and begin a civility program in your organization.
Click here to access the materials if you have already received your username and password.
There will be additional support materials forwarded throughout the multi-year campaign, including presentation and activity ideas for your membership gatherings. Our mission is to assist your organization in the endeavor to create a more civil community and will respond to your suggestions and requests. You may reach us at email@example.com