CanDo! Focus – Youth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Philanthropy

CanDo!’s general meeting each November is devoted to developing a vision for the community and the organization for the coming year. Attendees this year are invited to share their thoughts and ideas regarding our CanDo! Pillars and Committees.  We will develop a Vision as it relates to CanDo!’s  Youth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Philanthropy Pillars as well as CanDo!’s  Step by Step and Marketing Committees.

“CanDo! has a long history of nurturing new ideas and inspiring individuals and organizations to act on them,” said CanDo! Vice Chairperson Yvonne Ridge.  “We want to continue to incubate remarkable ideas and need community input”.  Some of CanDo!’s recent successes you may recognize are Charlotte Christmas, Women Giving Together Eaton County, The Art of Charlotte, Lead Leadership Training, five Minute Tops, Charlotte Soup, and many more.

CanDo!’s board of directors has adopted a framework called the Seven Elements of a Healthy Community to guide its efforts in community development.  Examples of the seven elements are arts and culture, health and wellness, education, and economic development.  During the November 28, 2018 meeting, the seven elements will be used as a starting point to generate discussion for each Pillar and Committee.

“CanDo! Board Members are encouraged by the positive energy we are seeing in Charlotte,” Ridge said, “but we know there are always more ideas and more work to be done.  We are looking for a causal discussion to assist in developing a vision for the pillars’ and committees’ of CanDo”.

The November CanDo! meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m.  at WindWalker Underground Gallery, 125 Cochran Avenue.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Can Do! (Charlotte Area Networking for Development and Opportunity) provides occasions for networking among individuals interested in developing a more vital and prosperous community. General meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month except December and are open to anyone who lives or works in the Charlotte area.