Affiliate Sponsorship Disclosure

Thank you for visiting We enjoy bringing you free information and thoughts about making your community a better place.

However, maintaining the site does cost us some money and some lost earning opportunities due to the time commitment. So from time to time we join a program that allows us to receive a referral commission when you click a link on our site and then decide to purchase a product.  Where this is relevant on the site, we give you a reminder right by the point of purchase.

Commissions don't influence our policy of being selective about recommendations though. For example, we may not have read every page of a book that we link to, but we are generally familiar with it and honestly believe it to be a good resource for some situations.

We do use Google ads to help support the direct expenses of the site.  In case you don't know, the "Ads by Google" are selected and inserted by Google, without our previewing them. Occasionally the ads are a little off-topic, but as a web user, you've experienced this before. If you see an ad that doesn't feel community-like, feel free to contact us. Please return to the Useful Community Development home page, search the site below, or use the navigation buttons to make your browsing more, ahem, useful.

Due to new regulations in the European Union, we have become much more purposeful in trying to fully inform you about various possibilities for you to opt out of data collection that various features of our site carry out.  To be frank, we don't look at any of the data that is "collected," but of course companies may do so, including Google Search and Google Analytics, Google advertising partners, AddThis, and the payment collector and download service if you buy one of our ebooks. If you subscribed to our newsletter prior to 2019, the newsletter was written and sent on the MailChimp platform, which may still have your e-mail address.  For the fullest information we understand about all of this, review our privacy policy if it concerns you.  The short version is we don't sell or your information to other companies, or give it away except those mentioned in that policy.

If you use an ad blocking program, you will see some large white blocks where the Google ads are served to others.

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