The Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative (BANC) is a group of nonprofits with a wide variety of missions in the Bethel, Maine region committed to working together to improve the community. We were hired to plan and facilitate a strategic planning process for BANC, to answer key questions about activities, outreach, and organizational structure. The process included stakeholder interviews and focus groups, and meetings among BANC members to build consensus on answers to strategic questions.
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Shows of Respect
October 26th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Even when you don’t know someone – wait, especially when you don’t know someone – it works well to show respect. Works with people you know too. Even works with people you don’t like. As a practical matter, when you show respect to someone – whoever they are — you’re more likely to get a …read more
Competition is over-rated. Collaboration please.
July 29th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
I’m afraid that our United States Congress has reached a point where they are unable to solve the problems of the nation. I’m afraid that the United Nations and other coalitions of nations lack political will to actually save our species from climate change. And I’m afraid when I see unnecessary conflict in our communities. …read more