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Flow It Forward
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 4:00 PM MDT
“ Flow It Forward” is the compass for the New Mexico Leaders in Mindfulness Conference. It is no strings attached unconditional generosity offered in different forms to support the success of our community through the success of the Conference.
It is mindfulness as a value of our relationship to giving and receiving. From this lens, we work with different forms of currency. While there are indeed fixed financial costs for the conference that need to be covered, there are also other ways you may want to support its success.
Here are a few ideas.
- Lend an event tent or help procure at a discounted price
- Lend a video camera for the day of the event
- Provide photocopying for flyers or marketing materials
- Find Flow It Forward partners
- Organize fund raisers
- Help sponsor someone you don't know to attend ( youth, staff from not-for-profit, Americorps volunteers)
- Social Media support
- Identify young people you think would benefit from participating
- Invite young people to attend.
- Help market the event
- Write press releases
- Connect us to organizations to speak about the event
- Share your story at events
- Provide testimonies about your experience at the 2016 Conference
- Provide testimony about why you are interested in being a Flow it Forward partner or volunteer
- Take photos at the event
- Film the event
- AND MORE !
For other types of Flow It Forward currencies that you may wish to offer from your heart, please reach out to Sidni Lamb, Conference Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
A DIFFERENT WAY
This year the design of the conference is an experiment in co-creating a new story about mindfulness in our community. How do we transition between stories for transformational change? One way is to operate even more than ever from principles of generosity, collaboration, and engagement. Our currencies become relationships and community that honor a more inclusive economy and human society.
The bigger vision is to move closer to eventually offer many ways to "pay" for the NM Leaders in Mindfulness Conferences. This is bigger than not the event itself. This is about the impact and connections that happen when collective action is rooted in mindfulness.
Not yet though. It is going to take more than good wishes for this experiment to happen.
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For the past 2 years, the conference has been primarily self-financed. Last year, the organizer was unable to cover costs and lost money, and in so doing put future conferences in jeopardy. This year it is essential to cover all of the costs to ensure that the event can happen. One way is for us to be transparent about the expenses so as to lean more fully into the foundations of mindfulness and into living an economic model that values the transactions of trust and relationships.
We have included a few Flow IT Forward financial currencies in the tickets section, but there are others ! And then, one of the challenges of non- financial transactions is that there are no tools on Eventbrite for these types of transactions. So we are inviting you to this experiment and welcome your feedback (which is a form of intellectual capital !)
Mindful New Mexico is not a nonprofit (501c3). It is a business that does good in the world. However, if a tax deduction makes a difference for your participation, perhaps consider donating to one of the not for profits associated with the Conference and earmark that donation for them to pay the registration directly. We can supply you with the names of those organizations. They are evolving . Contact sidni@MindfulNewMexico.com
Also, if you wish to donate and prefer not to pay the Eventbrite/Paypal service fees, you may write a check to SIDNI LAMB CONSULTING dba MINDFUL NEW MEXICO and mail it to 1227 Sunset Rd. SW, Albuquqerque, NM 87105.