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Whence Ideas? Food Myths. More

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In Where Good Ideas Come From Steven Johnson talks about the processes and environments that accelerate creativity. Coffee shops of old worked because they were places where ideas could collide, mingle and create new forms, says Johnson. How does the constant chatter of the internet impact the need for incubation? How does it let us use each other’s hunches?

Monthly Giving. Be sure not to miss July’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: a guide to Monthly Giving, hosted by Fundraising Detective. Seasoned fundraisers know that a monthly giver can be the workhorse of a diverse revenue stream. Joanne Fritz offers the straightforward, no nonsense tips. And lots of practical examples from SOFII.

Food Mythbusters. Worried about where your food comes from, or what’s in it? More important, what you can do about it? Check out the nicely curated page of Food Mythbusters videos on Waywire.

Are you facing an upcoming talk? Check out Jeff Schmitt’s 10 Keys to Writing a Speech.

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it. — Barbara Kingsolver

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