Final Push for Counting Connections!
The 3-year process of counting InterPlay connections will come to a close on September 30, 2012. InterPlay leaders are busy counting up connections that they have ben accumulating, so expect the number to rise dramatically through the end of the month. (We’re going to be hounding folks with emails reminding them to log their connections!) We are well over 300,000 now!
Counting connections has helped remind us that each time we share a bit of InterPlay, we are adding a bit of ease and body wisdom to the world. It has also let us see the variety of places that folks have taken InterPlay!
The Campaign Goal
- Make a million connections
- Raise a million dollars
In September of 2009, Body Wisdom, Inc., launched the 3-year The Million Connections Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to create one million InterPlay connections by the end of 2012.
Each time InterPlay is shared, either in small ways or big, a healthy connection gets made that strengthens the web of peace and understanding in the world.
We’re also going to raise $1 million to support three major$1M initiatives: spreading InterPlay regionally, creating outreach opportunities to take InterPlay where it is needed nationally and internationally, and to build a solid foundation for InterPlay into the future.
What counts as a connection? In general terms, a connection is anytime a bit of InterPlay happens between two or more people.
- Could be a small bit or a big bit.
- Could be an overt bit or a sneaky bit.
- Could be in person or electronic.
- Could involve using a form, or just sharing a tool or idea.
Help Us Reach Our Goal!
Members of the Board of Body Wisdom, Inc. have made personal commitments to incremental giving over time and invite others to do the same. What transformation could take place in locations around the world as InterPlay expands and grows?
In particular, we invite those who are able to make pledges over a 5-year period. Those who make a pledge of at least $40 a month for 5-years can become members of the MORE STORIESGiving Wings Society, a group of InterPlay supporters who have made generous pledges to helping the spread of InterPlay.
InterPlayers know a lot about power of incrementality—taking small steps toward a larger goal—and also about long-term commitment. That is the way that real change happens.
If you would like to become a member of the Giving Wings Society or make a contribution of any size, call InterPlay Development Director Theron Shaw at 206/683-5898 or email him.
Connections made beginning Sept. 30, 2009.
Some recent stories about sharing InterPlay
Randy Newswanger and Marcus Liefert used InterPlay for a class they were taking at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. They did a side by side big body story about how the story of the life of Moses intersects with our own life stories.
Barbara Toshalis used InterPlay in her psychotherapy practice in Michigan to listen to body wisdom and receive grace.
Laurie Rudel used InterPlay to create a house-leaving remembering and blessing with a family in Seattle.
Steven Gary led a group of Alzheimer's patients in Seattle using several different InterPlay forms in Seattle.
Marree Haggerty led a weekend workshop in Bathurst, New South Wales (Australia) where 14 women danced, sang, were still and silent through the theme “Women’s Quest for Wholeness.“
Pwll Tyler used some InterPlay forms to relax her piano students and their parents at the Spring Piano Recital.