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Year-end Highlight: New Zealand Trainings

by Shalema Wanden-Hannay, Beacon Pathway Inc., and Kait Heacock

This year’s trainings work took Milenko down the West Coast–from Seattle to Ashland, OR to National City, CA–and all the way to Auckland, New Zealand, where he introduced our method for effective and joyful collaboration and welcomed a new group of trainees into our network of engaged, global citizens.

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Annual Fund Drive

“If we don’t do it right, people turn into cynics rather than participants.”

At a Pomegranate Center training, this is how Founder Milenko Matanovic describes why we need strong, inclusive civic engagement. Now more than ever, Pomegranate needs your investment. At a time when our country is fracturing along party lines, you can help us motivate individuals and communities to stand up and participate, rather than give up.

A donation to the Pomegranate Center will help us to inspire change and bring neighbors together.

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Post-election Reflection: How to do it Better Next Time

by Milenko Matanovic

I yearn for leaders who are collaborators.

In an election, I wait for one candidate to say to another, “That’s an interesting insight—I want to think about it.” Or “That is a different perspective—I never thought about that angle.” Or, “Maybe if we combine our ideas, we might do more good.”

Collaboration must become society’s norm. Why? Because we live in a complex world, yet we act as if someone’s individual expertise or ideology can provide all the answers. The present moment calls for “system leaders” who understand that we require each other’s insights to fully comprehend the needs of our society and its diverse peoples, as well as the entire planet we inhabit.

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Seattle 2-Day Trainings Announced

DO YOU WORK WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS? Are you tired of public processes that get bogged down because they are unwieldy, ineffective, or meaningless? Are you sick of meetings that get hijacked by a boisterous few? Do you believe that community involvement is essential to creating successful public spaces and public policy? These 2-day introductions to the Pomegranate Approach teach you how to fully engage communities in a productive and creative process, while creating broad ownership.  LEARN MORE

 

Looking Toward the Future

by Milenko Matanovic

As Pomegranate Center plans for its next steps, we asked our Board and supporters to help us improve our work and impact. As a part of this learning, we posted a survey to our mailing list. Read more