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Be Strategic About Using an Outside Facilitator

Working with an SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist facilitator can help create an actionable strategic plan for your business with goals and tactics to align your team, board and stakeholders.

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Strengthening Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

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Creating Vibrant Places

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

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First Class Group Dynamics for Boards

Even the best boards can go off track due to group dynamics. Learn some expert tips for establishing first-class group dynamics by understanding the strengths and personality styles of each board member.

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Board Fundamentals: Setting the Foundation

Effective meetings, clear procedures, and strong leadership are key components of a successful board foundation. Learn some expert tips for building and maintaining a highly effective board in your community.

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SDSU Extension Presents at 76th Annual Meeting of Midwestern Legislative Conference

August 19, 2022

Kara Harders, SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist, presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) held in Wichita, Kansas, July 10-13, 2022.

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Communities Facing Disasters: Helpful Checklists

Whether communities are planning for, experiencing, or recovering from a disaster, checklists are helpful. View some helpful checklists created by experienced people who know what is needed during any stage of a disaster.

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Marketing Your Hometown

Is your small town ready to grow? Learn how Marketing Hometown America, an Extension-based program, can help your community develop a plan to attract new residents!

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Marketing Hometown America

Marketing Hometown America empowers communities to create a vision to attract new residents. Designed as a tool to create dialogue that moves people toward action, the process can be the spark to help a rural community look at itself in a new way.

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Communities Matter!

Vibrant communities enable greater resident well-being. But what does a vibrant community look like, and how do we create that environment?