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Community and organizational actions and completed projects are great to observe, utilize, and document with articles and pictures. We can report that a boat ramp has been constructed, a vacant building filled, or a scenic view protected. What often is lost in the fanfare, however, is where and how the ideas for such projects originated and the people that played a role. Such roles could have included those that developed the idea itself, the leader or facilitator leading the discussion and asking the right questions, or those that took that idea and molded it into a format to fit the particular community or organizational need. In short, ideas as well as the process to develop them are important. Ideas are the first step of future actions.
There are a number of areas to think about when it comes to ideas and their progress. Some of these include:
Just image all the ideas that are waiting to surface and make a difference for your group or community.
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