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Are you a changemaker, a visionary, or a community builder trying to grow a better world?

Are you challenged in your efforts because others don’t “get” what you are trying to do? Are you tired of not “being heard?” We know what that feels like. And, it’s not very good. The Idea Garden can change that for you if you give us a chance. We are brimming full of ideas to help you make tangible progress in your work.

Supporting the changemaker

Our collection of simple and effective solutions for all kinds of situations can help a changemaker, like you, get past the many hurdles and stop signs you likely face every day.  We are positive you’ll love our green-minded connections, resources, and all sorts of other ideas which we created or curated to help build momentum for you and your cause. Check out all the support we offer here.

Marketing and Communications

We find that most challenges for changemakers show up in two areas: marketing and communications. This is known as “MarComm” in the biz, and refers to things like:

  • How to create public awareness about your cause
  • How to attract media attention to your cause
  • How to write a grant proposal for funding
  • How to network and develop key relationships
  • What to do about social media
  • Building credibility, including writing a book
  • Etc., etc., etc.

Wounds of the Heart

Then there are the disturbing, and too-often silent, aspects associated with a changemaker’s work. This is trickier to pin down, but our work also supports changemakers dealing with wounds of the heart, like:

  • Burnout, before it’s too far along
  • Frustration, before you are tempted to burn bridges
  • Depression*, before you lose hope

How do we support those going through darkness like this, you ask? We find that prevention works best. That’s why you’ll find inspiration, laughter, and sensitivity sprinkled throughout all that we do.

*We are not referring to clinical depression here; just the general idea of feeling down.

ENFP support

We also take into consideration a particular breed of changemaker, one known as the ENFP*. If you’re a champion of causes and a playful idealist who truly believes that an idyllic world is possible, then you are quite possibly an ENFP. (If you want to make sure, check it out here.)

The Idea Garden has all sorts of ideas for ENFPs to refuel their souls as well as make tangible progress in their work. Whether playful, professional, or inspirational, most of what we do has the ENFP personality in mind.

*ENFP refers to a personality type according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

Get moving!

Okay, changemakers, move that cause or project of yours forward now!

Check out Our Store for webinars, tip sheets, guide books, inspirational quotes, and some fun stuff, too. Or sign up to Our Blog for insights and connections. Of course, it’s always a good idea to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our latest news and views.

We’re looking forward to supporting you in all the good work that you do.


Coming Soon!

Watch for the completion of The Idea Garden’s latest green project, a book of 350 Quotes to Live Small By, inspiration for changemakers by changemakers.

 

an inspiring quote book for the changemaker

COMING SOON: A collection of green inspirational–and sometimes humorous–quotes, all carefully selected to help a changemaker stay on track.

A portion of our proceeds from the sale of this book will go to 350.org to support their work fighting climate change.

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