Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Don't fake it. Collaboration is more than just working together.

You know the term, a picture is worth a thousand words...


When we paused for the picture above, all we knew is that we were enjoying our beverages; we were enjoying our conversation about the future of Cincinnati; we were enjoying sharing thoughts on how each of us was doing our part to help; and maybe most importantly, we were enjoying the work of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation — the creators of September's Food Truck Festival (2014). And for clarity the four different "WEs" represented in this photo are End Slavery Cincinnati, Mortar Cincinnati, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, and us of course (PAR-Projects).

#TogetherWeGrow

Given this information, the motivation of Fuel Cincinnati, plus the title of this post, we've decided to do something a little different as we approach this holiday season of giving. We're giving the spotlight to some folks we've worked with in the past, as well as a few organizations we'll be working with in the future.

In my view, collaboration isn't "Hey buddy, I already do this thing; how about I bring it to your thing and see what happens?" How about not?!? Instead, collaboration, again in my view, is "Hey there, I do this thing. What do you do? Hmm... OK. How can we work together to create something that has a purpose?" The key to this thought process is the togetherness factor. But again, you need to know what each other do to work together. That said, throughout the holiday season, we hope you'll revisit this blog to learn more about our past, present and future collaborators.

How can you help?

Glad you asked...

Every time we highlight someone via Facebook, via Twitter, and/or via this blog, just do the same on your social media channels; but when you do so, make sure to use the #TogetherWeGrow hashtag to make your voice heard. It's free and easy to show your support for our continued support of others ...so why not help us all grow together?!?



Today, we begin our first week of giving by highlighting our fellow Fuel Orbit Challenge competitor, the one and only Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation.

If you already know something great about them, their Beirgartens, their Food Truck Festival or even just the work that they're doing to bring their diverse community together, please share it publicly. Brag on them and use the #TogetherWeGrow hashtag ...as it's too easy not to help.

If you want to learn a little more about this dynamic group, follow any or all of the links below to start learning and sharing about this group. We're excited to bring our hard work to Walnut Hills in 2015, so we hope you'll join us in building positive vibes!

Here's some links...

+ Like their Facebook page
+ Follow their Twitter account
+ Share your ideas for their new park
+ Sign up for emails on their website

And if you like this sort of good energy, be sure to check back here tomorrow, and for the holiday weeks to come, for more updates about some of our favorite people in and around the region.

#TogetherWeGrow

Thanks for the support,

Jonathan Sears
Executive Director
PAR-Projects
parprojects.com






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