Being challenged, having hard conversations, and making bold and future-forward decisions might be described as intense, tough, or rewarding, but ‘easy’ certainly is not a word we would use. As we work collaboratively to build better partnerships, strengthen our skills, and expand our network of civic research, civic data, civic technology, and civic design experts, we need to remember to balance our work with care. Care for ourselves, care for our collaborators, and care for the people who we directly and indirectly impact is incredibly important to ensuring that not only is our work sustainable–but that we are, too. After all, we can’t do good work if we burn out before the work gets done. Check out our media packet for info on how to share this with joyful folks in your network.
The #CivicJoy project is one part of our annual summit, which focuses on Fragility in the Wake of a Global Pandemic.
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