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Human Behavior and the Idea Friendly Method

How does Human Behavior affect how we use the Idea Friendly Method? The Idea Friendly Method is simply stated as You find your Big Idea and Gather Your Crowd around accomplishing that idea, You turn that crowd into a powerful network and Build Connections and then You and the crowd take Small Steps to accomplish…

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Be an Idea Friendly board member

Most of us who actively volunteer and work in a small town will more than likely be a board member of some organization eventually. The first role of any board is the fiscal wellness of the organization. Knowing the mission statement and being familiar with the bylaws, will help guide your decisions. Your job from…

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SaveYour.Town

SaveYour.Town believes small towns can be saved by their own people using their own resources. Co-founders Deb Brown and Becky McCray joined forces in May 2015 to help small towns and rural communities thrive. Their own experiences in agriculture, entrepreneurship, nonprofits and government keep them grounded in the real world. Their research-backed Idea Friendly Method helps communities…

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Crappy jobs don’t have to be

You all know about workplaces that are crappy. They operate on the old way principle of ‘this is good enough, you’re lucky to have a job.’ The pay isn’t up to par. There’s no real benefit package that includes insurance, 401K, PTO and sick days. Management operates under the fear principle (make everyone afraid of…

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Bozeman

This is the entire Bozeman report. As I receive new updates, I will add them.   The Bozeman Trail   Early on we realized that the Bozeman Trail ran through all 5 counties. It was quickly apparent this is a project that would bring tourism to the smalltowns. If a place is a nice place…

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Creating A Food Cultural Event

On our Arts Video I talked about different cultures participating in a food event. Lisa wrote in and asked how to take the first steps in her community to bring different cultures together. Webster City has an organization called All Cultures Equal (ACE). They have a physical location with ESL classes, food bank, homemade kind…

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Youth

Build Youth Entrepreneurship   Find the links to the information you’ve just seen in your presentation! Watch and share this 30 minute video about the Idea Friendly Method!

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Using art to build community

I sit on a volunteer board for Legacy Learning Boone River Valley in Webster City, Iowa. I was surprised at the number of local instructors in my community that are artists and teach workshops. Some examples of the local art these folks teach include: the Scandinavian thread work craft of Hardanger, Pine Needle Baskets, one of…

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Mentions

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. Brookings, SD TEDx invited Deb to speak about the Tour of Empty Buildings – TEDx Brookings (8 minutes) Visit with Sharon Frerichs, Mayor of Akron, Iowa.  Deb was there for an Embedded Community Experience.…

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Press Kit

Bio Deb Brown is a small town enthusiast and expert for small towns. Her practical approach for getting communities into action right away has been shared at national conferences, local visits, service organizations  and everything in between. A wealth of experience includes foreign casualty insurance underwriting, bartending, retail management, selling knives around the US, leading…

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