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Sunday notes: New Year 2017 edition

I have been away on vacation for the last 10 days. Here are a few of the things I watched and read while I was in transit.

Analysis: Giving Up on Rural Is Not a Winning Political Strategy | Dee Davis, Daily Yonder

Microdemocracy is the next logical step for the United States: The evolution of democracy will depend on networked decentralization | Malka Older, ArsTechnica

Manufacturing jobs are returning to some places. But these jobs are different.” | The Washington Post

16 striking findings from 2016 | Abigail Geiger, Pew Research Center FactTank

What I’m doing this week

Here are my big projects and meetings for this week. What are you working on?

  • Conducting US-focused fundraising research for two independent schools
  • Undertaking international prospect research focused specifically on Thailand and China
  • Starting a client project that will result in a basic model for international prospect identification
  • Starting to design an international fundraising workshop for a development office in the Boston area
  • Writing a grant to help a small museum share its collection with a wider audience
  • Participating in a committee that is drafting an RFP for municipal emergencies services
  • Attending a meeting about improving broadband access in a rural western Massachusetts community




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