This new revised edition of Vision in Action is a workbook for those involved in social creation -- in taking initiatives that influence the social environment in which we live and where one's ideas and actions can matter. The social world is a humanly created world. In developing any enterprise -- whether a small business, an educational center, service institution, co-op, or a volunteer program -- what and how we do something makes a difference. Against the background of the historical and organizational context of such initiatives, the authors have put together a workbook for people involved in the adventure of social creation. Chapters include: Starting Initiatives; Getting Going; Ways of Working Together; Vision, Mission and Long-Range Planning; Fund-raising; and Imagination for the Future. Exercises, case studies, and questionnaires are included. This is a basic tool for anyone called to do something in the world.
How can we foster the development of initiatives? How can enterprises such as community projects, schools, farms, and businesses be well founded? How can we work as equals, sharing responsibilities, encouraging each other in our development, and offering a high quality product or service? Vision In Action: Working With Soul And Spirit In Small Organizations is a workbook for those involved in social creation, in collaborative deeds that can influence the social environment in which we live and where our ideas and actions can matter. Vision In Action is a user-friendly, hands-on guide for developing healthy small organizations, organizations with soul and spirit. Vision In Action covers starting initiatives, getting going, ways of working together, funding initiatives, vision, mission, long-range planning, and fund raising. --Midwest Book Review