OK, so maybe it’s not quite as exciting as winning millions, but we thought you’d like to know that a bunch of InterPlay communities around the country just got big fat checks to use for growing InterPlay in their home towns.
If you live in Seattle or Minneapolis or Raleigh or Boston or Pittsburgh, Washington DC or Oakland, you probably heard something last year about an InterPlay Million Connections fundraiser happening in your town. Part of the funds went to support the international spread of InterPlay. And part of those funds are coming directly back to the communities that organized them – to help create more InterPlay.
You might be wondering, “What is this money for?”
This money represents the collective statement by InterPlayers in those regions that, “We believe InterPlay makes a difference in the world, and we’d like to see more of it!” So the easiest answer to how these funds can be spent is, “Anything that creates more InterPlay in your region!” Possibilities might include:
¨ Pay a stipend to a regional organizer to coordinate publicity and plan InterPlay events
¨ Provide scholarship support to up-and-coming leaders to lead new classes and build bridges between cultures, groups, and generations.
¨ Pay an organizer who is inspired to start an InterPlay project in a homeless shelter or at-risk youth program or prison.
¨ Organize InterPlay performances-on-behalf-of, offering the gifts of stories, dances and songs at a benefit event or outreach performance.
If you don’t happen to live in one of these cities, but you share the passion for InterPlayful ways of changing the world, let us know! We would be happy to hear about your specific interests and support ways to friend and fund raise the InterPlay way in your community.
Want to see what’s happening in some InterPlay communities across the country? Read great connection stories by clicking here. Check out websites for Seattle, Raleigh, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Asheville, Australia, Brazil and On Facebook: India on Facebook, The UK. The Midwest. If I missed your page or site let me know!
Thanks for creating artful and life changing connections that weave the world we like to live in –
P.S. – Remember to Count Your InterPlay Connections here. It only takes a few seconds. It’s “international group noticing” – noticing together how many creative connections we’re making, and how that’s affecting our lives and our communities.