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Call to Action

Call to Action

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A Cultivating Community Engagement (CCE) Panel — made up of 34 philanthropic leaders, researchers, government officials, and people from neighborhood and community groups who have worked closely with residents — deliberated over the course of nearly a year.  The result: A Call to Action for more resident engagement by community foundations and recommendations for important changes in community foundation practice. Both documents were released during our July 29, 2013, webinar.

The key finding from the Panel:
Resident engagement is the next step in community leadership. To fulfill their potential for impact, community foundations can reach beyond traditional leaders — such as policymakers, nonprofit executives, researchers and other funders — to directly engage residents as partners in change.

This call to action explains why, and how, to make it happen.