Unlocking Heart & Soul

The Unlocking Heart & Soul conference call series is over, but there are still plenty of resources available from the calls! Check out the individual call pages for notes, podcasts and helpful information on each topic.

Interested in responding to our Request for Proposals, but not sure where to start? Wondering whether Heart & Soul Community Planning is right for your town? Join us for an informative call series that will help you understand the essential elements of Heart & Soul and what you need to prepare a proposal.

info_symbol.png Three “RFP Information Calls” will be geared specifically toward communities interested in responding to the RFP and willl include time for Q&A about the RFP.

H&Sampersand_291x255.png Four “Unlocking Heart & Soul” calls are designed for a general audience and will be useful to people not interested in the RFP. Foundation staff will remain on the line for 15 minutes at the close to answer questions about the RFP.

All calls will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m., EDT.

Please note that you must register for each call separately.



May 4, 2011


RFP Info: Introducing Heart & Soul Community Planning
and the Request for Proposals

Foundation President & CEO Bill Roper and other staff will introduce you to Heart & Soul Community Planning and our current RFP and take questions.

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May 11, 2011

Knowing and Reaching Your Community

Who's really in your community? Find out how to identify and reach local networks and maximize your communications efforts.

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May 18, 2011

Storytelling and Identifying Community Values

Storytelling, facilitated dialogue, art making, and other nontraditional tools can all enhance community planning. Learn how to use these and other tools to build community and discover shared values.

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May 25, 2011

Engaging Youth

Young people are often left out of community planning processes, but it's critical to involve them at every step. Listen in for strategies and examples of meaningful, authentic youth engagement.

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June 1, 2011

Bringing Values into Decision-Making

How do you translate community values into decisions and actions? Find out how tools like value mapping, scenarios planning, and visualization can help.

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June 8, 2011

RFP Info: Office Hours, Session 1

There is no formal program for this call;
Foundation staff will be available to answer your questions.

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July 6, 2011

RFP Info: Office Hours, Session 2

There is no formal program for this call;
Foundation staff will be available to answer your questions.