Simple Living Works!
Annual Report for 2014
- Also, the organization:
- After moving Alternatives from Georgia, to Sioux City, Iowa, in August, 1995, the new staff. . .
- We revived Alternatives as Simple Living Works! by updating the website, starting a monthly eNewsletter, blogging weekly and podcasting monthly with Jubilee-Economics.org (our new collaborators).
- All resources were converted to Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license, which means that anyone can many as many copies as they like as long as they attribute the source(s) and do not sell them for a profit.
- Updated and archived all of Alternatives' videos at YouTube.
- Uploaded numerous audio and text resources to SimpleLivingWorks.org that had not previously been available on the internet.
- We no longer sell anything. We provide the resources produced since 1973 free of charge at SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives.
- The web site provides material for volunteers who choose to serve as Speakers, Workshop Leaders, Alternative Event Organizers, Simplicity Circle/Discussion-makers, and Project Workers (local media contacts).
- Gerald Iversen offers free simple living coaching to groups via the internet.
- SLW! begin more internet-based outreach, including a Facebook page, Twitter, Linked-In, Pinterest and several blog posts each week.
- SLW! began a twice monthly podcast in August. Each episode is archived twice, once with Show Notes, once without.
- In agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Archives Office, a complete set of Alternatives' resources will be housed in Chicago. Copies of resources will be made available upon request for a nominal cost.
- Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? 2013 (#25) was produced for the internet, not on paper, and provided free of charge.
- SLW! extended internet-based outreach, including a Facebook page, Twitter, Linked-In, Pinterest. Several blog posts each week totaled 194 by the end of the year, including a ten-part series 'Jerry's Adventure in Social Media,' which was added to 'Simple living 101: Toolkit for Activists Shy or Bold.'
- SLW! continued a twice monthly podcast. It included a eight-part series of Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne's 'Simply Enough' dialog; a four-part 'WHOSE Birthday' series; and several interviews with Champions of Simple Living today, which will intensify in 2015. Podcast episodes totaled 35 by the end of the year.
- In agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Archives Office, a complete set of Alternatives' resources is housed near Chicago. Copies of resources are made available upon request for a nominal cost.
- Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? 2014 (#26) was produced for the internet, not on paper, and provided free of charge, linking primarily to colleague organization materials.
- NEW SERVICES include 'SLW! Recommends' Literacy Service and Reviews of Simple Living Blogs, Sites and Podcasts.
Our whole operation is lean and frugal. We embrace the message we espouse daily.
Thank you for your interest and support.Gerald Iversen
National Coordinator, 1995-2007
Founder, 2011, Simple Living Works!
Honorary Board of DirectorsThis great group of folks no longer serves in this capacity.
Page updated 22 Dec. 2015
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