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Ignite a Global Revolution of Virtues

by Virtues Project International Association
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Thank you for your support of The Virtues Project. Whether you are a first-time donor or have been supporting us for a while, I expect that you favor the notion that virtues have an important role to play in making the world a better place. Just this month donors like you have told us: 

“I love everything about this project and the possibilities for Global Healing during this global reset that it offers.”

“The Virtues Project is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow. With the world in such turmoil I am more convinced than ever that everyone of us needs to learn how to spread these virtues. The program works and when you learn how to use the virtues you were born with you will be amazed!”

“The Virtues Project addresses *why* people do things, rather than just *what* they do. When people care about others as much or more than they care about themselves, unity in diversity will be established on the planet and all will benefit.”

“By sharing the knowledge of the virtues we understand the profound ability it has to bring about positive changes in the world.”

Today more than ever we all need what The Virtues Project has to offer, simple strategies to awaken and strengthen our virtues and our lives.

In recent months, three major catastrophic events have diverted VPIA’s attention from our longer-term initiatives. The coronavirus pandemic, the economic crisis, and racism with its violent expressions have presented each of us with our own unique personal challenges. In response, we diverted project resources toward efforts to mobilize a broad social media dialogue around using the strategies and practices of The Virtues Project to cope with these challenges.

We also increased information sharing and highlighted activities within and around the virtues community, like virtues picks, virtues circles, and virtues conversations that provide emotional support and connection to one another. Perhaps you joined us on Facebook, read our postings, and shared comments.  Virtues Project Facilitators around the world continue to offer information, inspiration, sharing circles, and even workshops to help us through these challenges.

This doesn’t mean that the longer term initiatives have stalled. We continue our work to revamp the website with a focus on communicating the power of the Five Strategies of The Virtues Project. We continue to work on establishing a strong social media presence so that we can better connect to people who will benefit from these messages. And we continue to plan for future releases as well as a wide variety of new online and in-person capabilities that can build connections globally as we continue to expand the network of spokespersons.

As an all-volunteer organization, progress has been slow, but steady. Our current life challenges have set us back, but have not changed our resolve to build a strong global movement to realize our shared vision for a virtues-based transformation that will bring hope, peace and justice to the world.

And, as one of our donors observed earlier this month, “If everyone could just give $10.00 a month, imagine the great work that the Virtues Project would be able to do around the world!?!!” 

Thank you for staying with us through these difficult times. Together we can indeed create a world of peace, hope and justice for all!

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Changing our daily routines to practice “social distancing” and stop the spread of the coronavirus leaves many of us feeling alone and powerless. The virus also puts many livelihoods at risk, creating anxiety and fear. In Italy, one of the hardest hit countries, friends of The Virtues ProjectTM have been creating “Virtues Circles” to begin to share how the virtues can bring inner peace to those going through hard times.

  • More than 100 people joined an online 21-day Virtues Card event to find strength, stamina and capacity to endure what cannot be overcome.
  • In another online group, a circle of friends are sharing insights from Virtues Cards as they sought solace in these challenging times.

Your donations made this possible by funding the creation of an Italian translation of the Virtues Cards. The cards were delivered a couple of months ago. This amazing experience would not have been available to these Italians without your support.

And even more importantly, these initiatives to bring endurance and comfort to Italians facing coronavirus are the result of the enthusiasm and determination of ONE Virtues Project Facilitator with a vision for creating a better world through practices of virtues. It is a prime example of how each one of us can make an impact in the world.

From the facilitator who made this project happen: “I am grateful for the support I have received from Virtues Project International Association over the three years I have been envisioning the Virtue Cards being manifested and used here in Italy. Our strength comes from our unity of vision and commitment to making a difference. What a labor of love, service, sacrifice and endurance from so many to be able to model caring, helpfulness and optimism for a better tomorrow.”

This is just one example of how your donations are making a difference in the world. It reminds us of the quote from Frederick Buechner:  "Our calling is where our deepest gladness and the world's hunger meet." VPIA initiatives aim to continue to drive these constantly evolving and innovating into new places to reach even more people

You matter! Your contributions Ignite Virtues Globally and help spread knowledge and practices of virtues where they can make a difference.

And in the words of this facilitator in Italy: May THE FORCE be with us all during these challenging times.

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Your support of “Ignite a Global Revolution of Virtues” is continuing to help VPIA build broad-based capabilities to facilitate the spread of virtues practices around the world. 

Your donations this year have made it possible for VPIA to contract with a web developer to begin reconstruction of The Virtues Project (TVP) website. This is the first step in creating the sort of website that can broadcast TVP strategies and wisdom far and wide.

Your gifts have also allowed us to engage a graphic designer to create a refreshed brand. This will be an important part of VPIA’s presence worldwide -- and also of the new website.

You have also contributed to energize and expand the number of TVP resources that can be translated. As VPIA begins to design an organizational framework for translations of key TVP products. Current initiatives include new materials in Italian, French, Swahili, and Argentinian Spanish. Your donation enables the foundational work to encourage new translations, ensure consistency, certify vetting and develop appropriate distribution mechanisms.

Ignite a Global Revolution of Virtues” also continues to support TVP groups with limited resources -- and other initiatives when opportunities present themselves. You are helping to grow the spread of TVP as an effective change-maker.

For all of these initiatives, your donations have provided start-up funding. But each will require additional funding to be able to take the next steps. Your continued support is appreciated.

You matter! Your contributions help to keep virtues alive throughout the world!

Thank you for your generosity!

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Thank you for your contribution to spreading The Virtues ProjectTM (TVP) around the world. Everywhere we go, we are seeing people, schools, communities -- and even businesses -- that are changing, becoming better versions of themselves! Are you seeing it too? 

Through “Ignite a Global Revolution of Virtues”, your gifts are building broad-based capabilities to facilitate the spread of virtues practices anywhere and everywhere.

One example is the August “Little by Little” appeal, which featured an initiative to energize and expand the number of translations of TVP resources. Your response has made it possible for Virtues Project International Association (VPIA) to begin to design an organizational framework for translations of key TVP products such as personal Virtues card decks and training guides. 

TVP materials have already been translated into at least 20 languages. Experience with these products shows clearly that it is very powerful to have materials in a familiar tongue. Lack of such material can be a severe handicap to spreading ideas -- even content and practices as life-changing as TVP.  VPIA encourages local groups to initiate needed translations. Your donation enables the foundational work to encourage new translations, ensure consistency, certify vetting and develop world-wide distribution mechanisms.

“Ignite a Global Revolution of Virtues” also continues to support website development (www.virtuesproject.com), TVP groups with limited resources, and other initiatives as opportunities present themselves to grow the spread of TVP as an effective change-maker.

You matter! Your contributions help to keep virtues alive throughout the world!

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Your response to our campaign for the website of The Virtues Project was amazing! We can now take the project through its first major phase of enhancement. With your help, a more engaging website can help spread the virtues everywhere.

Our focus this reporting period is on foundational work for changes to the website, www.virtuesproject.com. Just about everybody agrees that the current website is outdated and needs an extensive revamp to make it work better for the virtues community and to draw more people to The Virtues Project. The VPIA Board will begin by identifying and prioritizing the changes to be made. Preliminary objectives include: 1) to support virtues facilitators and champions around the world and 2) to expand awareness of the power of virtues practices well beyond the current virtues community.

Your donations have made it possible for us to engage a website developer who has already begun working with us to clarify and expand our vision for the website as a destination in which our global community can engage, educate, inspire and invite others. 

The work is expected to begin with creating a new look and feel for the website and upgrading current capabilities like master facilitator profiles and Virtues Connections. Many new functions are under review as well, like creating a facilitator community with access rights to specialized content or providing access to a wide range of resources that support virtues practices -- and many more.

If you have suggestions for website enhancements -- or if you would like to volunteer to help in any way -- please send an email to TVPwebsite2019@virtuesproject.com. While we can’t promise we’ll be able to implement all of the ideas we receive, we will review and treasure each input.

Thank you for enabling the first phase of this significant development. And keep looking for the exciting changes to come!

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