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COMMITTING TO ACTION

Why is it worth engaging citizens in tackling formidable problems like poverty? Because people can make a difference, and part of what motivates people to action is taking ownership of a problem and trying to solve it themselves. Over the last nine [...]

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAITS

COULD THE SAME LEADERSHIP TRAITS THAT LEAD TO GOOD STRATEGIC PLANNING BE EFFECTIVE IN COMMUNITY-BASED COALITION BUILDING? Strategic planning is often considered a cerebral and reflective activity, where an organization and its leadership pause, take stock of the environment, and chart a [...]

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PHILANTHROPY REVIEW ARTICLE, DEC 2018

A challenge for many executive directors is how to plan for meaningful change within their organization while also achieving buy-in from staff. Communitas adapted a traditional strategic planning process to include a less hierarchical and more staff-inclusive approach. Learn how time spent listening to and understanding staff helped two executive directors as they pursued a renewed vision for their organizations.

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