Daily Resource Highlight - 12/06/2021

Posted by on December 06, 2021 at 12:55 PM

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

November 30, 2021 - Too Much Is Not Enough? More Incredible Opportunities.

When I was young, my grandmother used to take me to an arcade in New York City called Too Much Is Not Enough. I only have vague recollections of it now, but I sometimes think about it when facing an overabundance of awesomeness. Today is one of those days.

As we approach the new year, Bridge Alliance members are producing a lot of excellent content, including well-researched reports; comprehensive overviews; and much-needed projects. So I’m left with a conundrum: how do I spotlight everything that deserves your attention? My solution, for now, is to (1) paint in broader strokes and (2) use bullet points to present information more efficiently. We also encourage you to look through all the resources at the bottom of this newsletter, because we simply can’t highlight everything.

Today’s newsletter builds on last Thursday’s theme of opportunities:

Thank you for being a valued subscriber and we look forward to telling you more about all the incredible work that Alliance members are doing to better our country.

December 2, 2021 - A One-Minute Overview of Laser-Focused Solutions

I’m a solutions skeptic. That may sound strange considering my chosen field. On the other hand, my work in this field may be exactly why I’m such a skeptic. I have heard a lot of “solutions” in my young life, but only a fraction of them have come with coherent strategies for implementation. And only a fraction of those ideas have actually been implemented.

But solutions are needed. We need people who will spend the time and energy to come up with good ideas and a plan to get them adopted, and who will march forward against the odds to try to improve our country. Fortunately, the Alliance is filled with such “solution entrepreneurs.” Today’s newsletter is dedicated to them:

We are also proud to tell you about the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s upcoming event “Dealing with the Past — A Necessary Step for the Survival of Democracy.” On Tuesday, December 7th at Noon ET, American and international practitioners will discuss how to rebuild America’s social fabric to ensure a healthy democracy.