What Else Can I Do?

Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it. Charles Allen

Want to get more involved with the cause of civility, but not sure what comes next? Once you have joined the Institute for Civility in Government and made a donation, here is a short list of ideas for things you can do to further support the organization:

  • Tell your friends about the Institute, and encourage them to join.
  • Give gift memberships for birthdays, holidays, weddings, and bar mitzvahs.
  • Write about us on your blog, or in your newspaper, magazine, newsletter, or gazette.
  • Tell the Internet about us by sharing a link to this site through social media, or on your own website.
  • Like the Institute on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @CivilGovernment.
  • Contact the Institute about potential volunteer opportunities.
  • Organize one of the Institute’s Civility Training Workshops for your organization.
  • Arrange a speaking engagement for Institute founders Tomas Spath and Cassandra Dahnke.

And here is a list of things you can do in your community to promote the cause of civility right now:

  • Model civility in your interactions with friends, neighbors, and members of your community.
  • Start a book club or discussion group about civility (the Institute provides quarterly book reviews and other resources to get you going).
  • Write to your elected officials at the local, state, and national level, and tell them that you value civility.
  • Elect candidates who value civility, too.

The Institute for Civility in Government is a grassroots organization and depends on its members to make events and initiatives work. Members are especially encouraged to spread the word and to help arrange events, and a range of volunteer opportunities are available.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us via email, or via telephone at (713) 444-1254 or (281) 782-4454.