Have something to submit?

Have a piece of content you’d like to submit to Proud Places? First of all, thanks for considering adding your voice.

You can submit various forms of content for consideration: blog posts, videos, presentations, podcasts, case studies, etc. The content can be previously created.

The content should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Emphasis on action. Readers should be able to read or listen to a piece of content and walk away with an idea (or a few ideas) about how to implement what they’ve learned in their communities. For all the great things happening in the area of place now, great ideas are being lost because a clear path of action isn’t presented. Even something as simple as closing out a blog post with “Three ways to put this idea to work in your community” can check this box.
  1. Not academic. We’re trying to convince an audience of people that they should care more about creating places to be proud of and that it’s possible to do so. “Sounding smart” can discourage people from taking up a sword and fighting for their communities. The goal of this platform is not to convince other industry professionals that we know what we are talking about, but to try and get the average person to understand the important role place plays in their life.

Be loose, clear, conversational, and explain things like the reader has no prior knowledge of what you’re talking about. If you want to go down a rabbit hole or into the weeds, convince the reader to trust you by teaching them from scratch. With Proud Places, we’re taking up Einstein’s challenge of “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

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