Harmony Made Sweeter By You
Next CDSS Web Chat January 16th
CDSS Online Member Directory Returns
Community Outreach Grants Deadline is February 1st
Give to the CDSS Annual Appeal
Introducing the CDSS Commons
Winter 2018-2019 CDSS News


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Harmony Made Sweeter By You

2018 was an exciting year at CDSS - we made headway on our big technology project, launched a new strategic plan, and offered up some new benefits for our Members and Affiliates. Read Katy German's letter about what we accomplished and preview what's in store for 2019!

Next Web Chat Wednesday, January 16th

webchat smWe have been thrilled that participants from over twenty states and two provinces have joined each of our first two web chats! If your community is interested in Increasing Youth Involvement at your dances, please encourage your organizers to join our next web chat on Wednesday, January 16 from 8:30-9:30pm EST. Several organizers from far and wide will share successes from their communities on this topic, and we’ll include time for Q&A. 
To join the web chat (by computer or phone), use this link to submit an online RSVP form by WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th: goo.gl/vPTTQ6. We will send instructions via email on Friday, January 11th about how to join the call on the 16th. Please fill out the form even if you can’t join us but want to hear about future webchats. 
Recordings of the first two CDSS web chats are available on our website. To hear groups from coast to coast sharing their experiences with Boosting Attendance and Creating a Thriving Open Band, check out: /resources/howto/organizers-resources#cdss-web-chats.Please share these links with any organizers you know who might benefit from this valuable resource.


Give to the CDSS Appeal

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We believe that 
singing, dancing, and 
making music together:

enriches our lives

builds community
speaks to the needs of the present

CDSS is uniquely positioned to connect and support people who are passionate about these traditions. Your year-end gift allows us to provide crucial resources and services where they are needed most. Donate to CDSS today and be a part of supporting and energizing the folks who make it happen in communities across North America.


CDSS Online Member Directory Returns

member directoryIn January, we’re bringing back this sorely missed benefit in a new format. As a CDSS member, you will have access and will be able to search for and connect with other members in your local community and beyond. Not a member? Join/renew now!


Community Outreach Grants Deadline is February 1st

outreach grants mapFunding from CDSS is available to help YOU create an event or project to support your music, dance, or song community. To apply for our upcoming 02/01 deadline, visit cdss.org/support-services/outreach/outreach-funds. For descriptions of previous grant offerings, go to cdss.org/support-services/outreach/our-funds-at-work. Contact Linda Henry at linda@cdss.org for more info. 


Introducing the CDSS Commons

commonsWe are creating a digital community space, built on the Salesforce Community Cloud platform, which will integrate with Salesforce record data to allow logged in users secure access to information about yourselves and your interactions with CDSS. With its own unique look and feel, the CDSS Commons is intended as a companion to our website (cdss.org) and not a replacement for the majority of our online resources, such as the Organizers’ Portal and the books and music Store. Read more about The Commons.


Winter 2018-2019 CDSS News

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The Winter CDSS News is in the mail and articles and features are available on the website. You'll find loads of useful information, plus two dances (a contra dance and an English dance) and a raft of ads for upcoming events. We've also included a round up of feedback about our Fall digital only issue in the Letters section. Check it out on the News page.  

We'd really like to hear what you think about this issue. Send feedback to news@cdss.org




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