By Lou Kraus
Posted December 3rd, 2017
I received this email from a high school friend later that day.
I love what you are doing; it is so crucial and you’ve done so much so far! ; but I didn’t see a place to contribute. Did I miss it somewhere or an address?"
There was a link, but I guess, as usual, I was not direct enough. You can use our "Join" button and there was a link to Root Funding campaign.
We are a small grass-roots organization. Right now, it's me and a few committed people. The tremendous potential to solve the real problem; the, negative, derogatory, demeaning way we communicate, comes from the giants, on whose shoulders Better Outcomes was created. The most recent addition to Better Outcomes is Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.
The NVC Instruction Guide tells us that "Marshall Rosenberg used his experience in clinical psychology, comparative religion and mediation to create "Nonviolent Communication" a very simple model which can transform our daily existence." Our “10 steps” will get you Better Outcomes. NVC will change your life.
I incorporated Better Outcomes as a nonprofit on July 16, 2013. I chose to make it a nonprofit, because no one actually owns a nonprofit and I wanted everyone to be involved. I'm an old guy and the only thing I can really do with Better Outcomes is stand on the shoulders of the giants whose writings have influenced me and plant seeds.
We are working on a new website that will replace the one I started with. The funds we raise will pay for it and will be used for one or two part-time staff people and marketing. The more money we raise the more problems we can solve.
We are still asking for your donation for “Giving Tuesday.”