Sustainability: structure & Development
it is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
Orison Swett Marden
sustaining your vision
Much of the groundwork for your Lifelong Community work is done - you defined what you stand for, built relationships, and created plans for the projects that you wanted to undertake. Having identified strategic priorities, you'll need to continue engaging your municipality, deepen relationships with local partners who share your vision, and find financial and other resources to begin realizing - and sustaining - these objectives.
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Developing a structure to sustain the work you are doing is key for long-term impact and is diffrerent in each community.
We're inspired by...
Maine's AARP Challenge Grant Winners.
This video of Age-Friendly Saco's winning grant to make the beach accessible for people of all abilities. This project shows how a small amount of funding and strong partnerships with the municipality and local organizations can make a big difference with implications for Lifelong Community sustainability that go beyond a single event.