Update July 15, 2018
Our successful experiment with CrowdRise inspired us to set up an initial "Seed Campaign" to proceed with implementation of our programs at http://bit.ly/LifeIsAUSL. Please take a minute to review the new campaign and if you resonate with what we are envisioning we invite you to help us manifest what Bucky Fuller referred to as "Betterment for 100% of Humanity!" Thank you!
Thank you for visiting our ACT Campaign page. We are so grateful to have met and achieved our goal with the help of so many supporters! We are now preparing to set up a new CrowdRise Campaign to continue our ongoing progress toward our ultimate vision and misson for Expanding the Circle of Success Education and Empowerment. As soon as our new campaign page is set up, we will post that link here for anyone who is interested in our Phase 2 campaign that is now possible thanks to our supporters and the awesome support team at CrowdRise!
Summary - Expanding the Circle of Success Through Education and Empowerment Programs, Especially for Youth! Vision and Mission
Our ultimate vision for the University for Successful Living is a fully accredited university with an international network of local colleges or Centers for Successful Living, that helps repurpose and make available to their residents the best of the best of the training resource programs in the world, including those that we're creating with your help.
The Expanding the Circle of Success program is designed to help reach and serve the other 90% of the population that is underserved by the world's leading providers of training products for personal, professional and organizational development that target the top 10% of the market. The funds we are raising will be used to further develop 14 stand-alone publications for Solving Life's Ultimate Success Puzzles based on over 40 years of experience. Our campaign objective is to have these 14 publications repurposed and evolved into multi-media based self-development training programs that will be delivered by our non-profit University for Successful Living online and in person through local sponsoring organizations such as United Ways, Boys and Girls clubs and other youth service agencies, public housing authorities, chambers of commerce, community and economic development agencies, service clubs, etc.
VISION AND MISSION: Our mission and campaign is to help Expand the Circle of Success! We seek to provide greater access to proven programs, publications and "Successful Living Skills" that can help generate greater individual and collective capacities to address social. economic and environmental challenges. As a result, individuals, organizations and communities can learn how to use state-of-the-art resources that help them A.R.K.-- Awaken to their ultimate possible future; Realize more of their inherent potential; and Know how to fulfill their vision, mission, dreams, and or goals.
BACKGROUND: We agree with the experts who say that most individuals only use 5% to 10% of their potential. We also know from personal experience that many if not most of the world's leading providers of training products for personal, professional and organizational development target their marketing to the top 10% of the market. They focus on professionals who already appreciate the value of having access to Successful Living Skills training AND they have the financial resources to pay for these types of programs and services. Our Expanding the Circle of Success Campaign is designed to help reach and serve the other 90% of the population.
We agree with Mark Twain who said: " Each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have."
The foundation of our organization, publications and programs includes Community Economic Development (CED) principles and practices of Self-Help, Empowerment and Capacity-Building. The training programs we provide (especially for youth and other underserved populations) include resources from many of the world's leading experts who are also recipients of the Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award. These programs can help people identify goals and priorities, and help them learn to dedicate time and energy to their successful accomplishment. The program provides the greatest possible positive impact for participants in their own lives, their families, their communities, the organizations they participate in, the nation they live in and our shared global community of SpaceShip Earth!
We share and deeply resonate with R. Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller's vision of "Betterment for 100% of humanity" and our publications, programs and projects seek to demonstrate and help his vision be realized.
We have already developed 14 stand-alone publications for Solving Life's Ultimate Success Puzzles based on 40 years of experience. They are listed at the end of this invitation and are available for advance orders. We have also completed several award-winning demonstrations of innovative ways to help Expand the Circle of Success that will be described below.
The funds we are raising will be used to have these 14 publications repurposed and evolved into multi-media based self-development training programs that will be delivered by our non-profit University for Successful Living online and in person through local sponsoring organizations.
EXPANDING THE CIRCLE OF SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUTH AND OTHER UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS:
By helping "bridge the access to successful living skills gap” such as creative thinking, problem solving, goal setting, time management, communication skills, leadership, etc. many thousands of individuals, organizations and communities will potentially realize and actualize more of their inherent potential. The primary populations we serve include youth, low income individuals and other underserved populations (in conjunction with social service agency partners, (such as United Way agencies, Community Action Agencies, Community Development Corporations, Center for Independent Living, HUD funded Indian and Public Housing Authorities, etc. ).
The award-winning Success Center Partnership we established with and for the Muncie, Indiana Public Housing Authority is just one example of Expanding the Circle of Success. As we developed a successful application for a $250,000 Drug Elimination Grant from HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) we generated over a quarter million dollars in matching in-kind contributions from several of the world's top training companies. They included access to leading-edge programs from Success Motivation International, Brian Tracy International, Les Brown Enterprises, Jim Rohn International, Nightingale-Conant, etc.
As part of the Success Center Partnership, Les Brown, 1 of the top trainers in the world donated about $50,000 worth of time and materials to repurpose his 100-page, $100 Choosing Your Own Future program into 12 pages as the Say YES to Success with Les! program for 350 youth residents of low-income public housing as young as 7 years old. That program received state and national award recognition from HUD and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Executive Director of the Housing Authority and the founder of the University for Successful Living shared a presentation on how other housing and community development agencies could replicate the Success Center Partnership in their communities.
The example of how Les Brown transformed and evolved his training programs in innovative ways that reached and served hundreds of youth who had never previously been exposed to self-development training is an example of our Expanding the Circle of Success strategy. We will use funding from this campaign to similarly revise our publications on Successful Living Skills into seminars, workshops and online classes for youth and other underserved populations.
We also serve individuals interested in personal and professional development, nonprofit organizations that are interested in efficiency and effectiveness, companies interested in productivity and profitability and government agencies and other organizations focused on community and economic development.
EXAMPLES OF THE CONTENT ON SUCCESSFUL LIVING SKILLS WE WILL EVOLVE INTO TRAINING PROGRAMS THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN:
The 14 individual publications that are available for advance orders that will be evolved into interactive programs for Solving Life's Ultimate Success Puzzles and made available through the University for Successful Living include:
Solving Life’s Ultimate Success Puzzles; Fulfilling Your Ultimate Destiny; Realizing Your Ultimate Potential; Fulfilling Your Mission or Life Purpose; Creating Financial Freedom and Prosperity; Creating Empowering Loving Relationships; Achieving Business and Career Success; Enjoying Ultimate Health and Well-Being; Harnessing Your Creative Power; Raising Your Consciousness Level; Attaining Spiritual Enlightenment; Living In Peace, Joy and Balance; Fostering Conscious Sustainable Living; Making A Difference and Leaving A Legacy.
OUR GIFT OF APPRECIATION FOR YOUR SUPPORT:
To show our appreciation and share some of the awesome content for Solving Life's Ultimate Success Puzzles we will be evolving into free and or donation based training programs through the University for Successful Living, we will gladly gift every donor with 1 or more advance PDF editions of the 14 publications listed near the end of this message.
For any donor who contributes $10 to $24, we will gift you with your choice of any 1 of the 14 PDFs. If you donate between $25 and $99 we will give you your choice of any 3 of the 14 PDFs. And if you donate $100 or more, we will provide you with a complete set of all 4 PDFs (a $197 value) for every $100 you donate. For example, if someone donates $500, we will be happy to send 5 complete sets of the 14 PDFs to as many as 5 separate email addresses they provide along with any message our donor might want us to share with their beneficiary, such as a family member, non-profit agency personnel, a student, etc. That helps us continue Expanding the Circle of Success together! NOTE: CrowdRise does not sponsor, endorse or administer this Promotion offer.
More detailed information about the history, mission and award-winning accomplishments of the University for Successful Living is provided in a 19 minute video at https://youtu.be/-ON20kZs4eM
Please help us Expand the Circle of Success by donating to our fundraising campaign and Thank You!