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Neighbor Up Practices

What is a Neighbor Up Practice?

A practice is something that then when done again and again becomes a habit. Habits make up a culture. Neighbor Up is about nurturing a new, aspirational culture of civic action in Cleveland. Here are some practices routinely used by Neighbor Up members. Click on the photo for more information about each practice. [gallery columns="1" ids="87433,87567,87571,87576"].
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Business of the Network

Business of the Network is a way to have a focused 20-minute conversation on topics that are current and relevant to the group or network. Anyone can host a conversation to hear different perspectives, experiences and to receive support with an issue or opportunity they are facing. Examples include: How can I help my mother transition smoothly into an assisted living facility? My neighborhood has had a series.
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The Marketplace

The Marketplace is a high energy, 20 to 30 minute exercise that can be used to help people identify and exchange gifts, favors, and advice. This exercise is optimal for groups of 10 to 50, and it’s FUN! The Marketplace brings to life our interconnectedness by acknowledging that we all have gifts and we all have value. When a diverse group of people gather to engage in.
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Mapping Exercise

Mapping is a 20 to 60 minute exercise that is especially useful to do with new groups. It can help to build common ground, the basis for strong relationships. This exercise is optimal for groups of 3 to 10 people. Why do it?  Everyone has a story to tell and the telling of these stories often reveals miracles of caring, old ways lost, values held, sickness, healing,.
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“Check-In” and “Check Out” are methods for opening and closing a meeting or group gathering. A check-in is a question asked of everyone in the group before the start of a meeting/gathering and a check-out is another question asked at the meeting's close. Depending on how many people are in the room you may want everyone to answer. You can also set a 5 to 10.
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The Check-in

The check-in is simply a moment at the beginning of a gathering or conversation for individuals to share brief nuggets about what is going well or what is new. By sharing positive stories and experiences at the beginning of a conversation, it brings appreciation, opportunity and a sense of well being into the environment. This prepares everyone for cooperation and teamwork. How does it work? The Check-in can be a.
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