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December 2016 Newsletter
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Make a Change Australia  Inspiration, skills & support for changemakers

 
John Lennon encouraged us to Imagine...to see a VISION for a better world….and we see this, in action – everywhere!

 This year, we’ve had the privilege to work with community and leadership at all levels.

We continue to be inspired by the extraordinary ideas ordinary people bring into existence...Welcome packs for new neighbours, community gyms, bean bag cinemas, a region wide community giving day, collaborative art spaces, inclusive communities and more...

 Local Businesses that want their Cities and Towns to be Smarter,
with eyes on creating a better future now...
 
And Government organisations working on: Community at the Centre; Safer and More Resilient Communities; developing a Creative Hub

 We’ve told the stories of great people doing great things...from Lancefield…to South Grampians….to Kings Cross. And we’ve made many new friends along the way.
 
For ourselves, we are more committed than ever. We have raised the bar to attract real partnerships, with motivated people. People who are willing to invest themselves and their organisations to make real and lasting positive change.
 
Here’s our formula for 2017:
VISION + COMMITMENT + ACTION = CHANGE!
What’s yours?
 
...in the meantime, all the very best for a safe and fulfilling, Holiday Season, 
with lots of love the Team at
Make a Change
 

c h a n g e m a k e r   s h o w c a s e

Do you know someone making change happen in your community or business? 
Share their story with us & we will profile them in our next newsletter
Tune into sharing cities

Tune into sharing cities


Darren Sharp is passionate about creating inclusive ‘sharing economies’ in local communities. He’s part of a global network, with a big vision for changing the way we produce, consume and create value in the new economy.
 
For him it’s all about sharing resources at the local level through car sharing, tool libraries, food swaps, community gardens, makerspaces,  while actively working towards a big vision where people work and live together in a sustainable, equitable and inclusive way.
 
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Supporting small towns to thrive

Supporting small towns to thrive

 
Changemakers often support other’s to thrive...
 
Lynne Millard and Jane Coshutt from South Grampians Shire, look for innovative ways to do this...Earlier this year they brought us along with our Let’s Nut it Out program, with the aim of invigorating local leaders & working on a wide range of community based initiatives...
 
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Art Matters...for everyone!

Art Matters....for everyone!


Creativity is at the heart of innovation and our creative's are important to our towns.
We are calling on artists and art lovers to be a part of a social media campaign called #artmatters

The campaign aims to encourage artists to be heard and seeks to support the need for direct investment into the arts community - the people.


Get involved
Something exciting is brewing

Something exciting is brewing...


Local organisations with different but complimentary aims, are collaborating in 2017, to make ‘good stuff happen’ TOGETHER.
 
We can’t say much yet, but we can say it involves 5 awesome partners, 35+ organisations, and a whole lot of Make a Change activities, for Greater Bendigo.

Get in touch to get involved

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Ramp Up Resilience to Bendigo

Ramp Up Resilience


Emergency Management Victoria is looking at innovative ways to empower communities, to become more resilient, and in turn safer.

Working with the simple idea that people with good connections, are stronger in the face of emergency.

We're all for stronger, healthier and more effective links so...next year Make A Change will be working with Golden Square CFA, to bring this valuable conversation alive in Bendigo!

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Great people doing great things

Great people doing great things

 
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the launch of The Avenue Studios – a new artists collaborative work space in Bendigo. It was a thrill to see this great idea / passion of Bendigo Artists Inc realised.

A big thanks to Pat Thwaites for acknowledging the 2016 Let's Nut it Out Make a Change program, as his impetus for this terrific initiative!
 
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Resources for Changemakers

Imagine the future you want


Whilst tuning in to "Imagining the Future", we came across this great Ted Talk by Guillaume Wolf.

What if we could create the future we all want together? Guillaume explores this question in an interesting and thought provoking way .....

Watch it here
Resources for Changemakers

Our formula for 2017

 
In 2016 we've had the privilege of working with community and leadership at all levels; here's our formula for 2017! - See more at: http://www.makeachange.org.au/tools-for-changemakers#sthash.htcD7JOZ.dpuf
In 2016 we've had the privilege of working with community and leadership at all levels; here's our formula for 2017! - See more at: http://www.makeachange.org.au/tools-for-changemakers#sthash.htcD7JOZ.dpuf
We are always tuning in to what makes change happen.

At Make a Change we have the privilege of working with community and leadership at all levels; we are constantly tuning in to what makes positive change happen.

We have a formula for change for 2017 and other useful resources to share with our fellow changemakers.

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Donate today
Contribute to our work

Make a Change is the community division of Jumpleads NFP. We are developing some exciting projects for 2017.

If you love our work, and you would like to do more to support our continued efforts, you can simply make a tax deductible donation today.

All donations go towards programs that support regional communities to thrive.

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A HUGE thank you to all reading this.

To those involved in making a change in your own communities - big and small.
You’re the reason we do our work.
You inspire us every day and we’re here to support your vision.
 


Contact us to assist in you in
expanding your impact and realising your vision.

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