Empowering Communities, Empowering Change

Authentic Community Leadership for Funders

Building trust and finding effective solutions to their communities’ problems are two of the biggest challenges for grantmaking organizations. But getting involved in community leadership can help your community see you as authentic and can help you see on-the-ground solutions.

In this tip sheet, Dr. Colton Strawser outlines eight tips for those at funding organizations who want to take on more community leadership roles, including:

  • How to define what community leadership means for your organization

  • What you need to know about the needs of your community before you jump into a community leadership role

  • Why you need to define an exit strategy at the beginning

  • How you can evaluate the impact of your community leadership initiatives

Download this tip sheet today to help you get started with meaningful community leadership and more effective grantmaking.