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Community Leadership Tools - CooL Tools

What makes these tools so cool? They were developed and are being used by your community foundation colleagues! And they can help build your community leadership potential. Check out the variety of tools shared by your colleagues to advance community leadership work.

Strategic Plans and Frameworks

  • Download:       Envision - Ten Community Foundation Projects by 2010
    Envision - Ten Community Foundation Projects by 2010 (2010)
    Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Download:     Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation
    Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation (2008)
  • View Philanthropic Framework
    Philanthropic Framework (2008)
    The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
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    Strategic Plan 2009 – 2014 (2009)
    Community Foundation of Broward
  • Download: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s “Good to Great” Strategic Plan
    “Good to Great” Strategic Plan (2005, Rev.2008)
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Download: Civic Leadership in Practice Matrix
    Civic Leadership in Practice Matrix
    New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Download: 2008 – 2009 Workplan, Rochester Area Community Foundations
    2008 2009 Workplan (Rev. 2009)
    Rochester Area Community Foundation

Choosing and Timing Community Leadership Opportunities

  • Download: Guidelines for Screening Involvement in Public Policy Issues by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
    Guidelines for Screening Involvement in Public Policy Issues by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (2010)
    Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Download: Think List for Involvement
    Think List for Involvement (2009)
    Berks County Community Foundation
  • Download: Criteria for Community Leadership Involvement
    Criteria for Community Leadership Involvement (2008)
    Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • Download: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Criteria for Selecting Leadership Projects
    Criteria for Selecting Leadership Projects (2005)
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Download: Decision-making Matrix for Community Leadership Involvement, Central Minnesota Community Foundation
    Decision-making Matrix for Community Leadership Involvement (2005)
    Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Diversity and Inclusion

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    Inclusiveness Project
    The Denver Foundation
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    Facing Race: We're All in This Together®
    The Saint Paul Foundation

Donor Engagement

  • Download: Donor Advised Fund Agreement
    Donor Advised Fund Agreement
    Napa Valley Community Foundation

Metrics

  • Download: Good to Great Metrics for 2008
    Good to Great Metrics for 2008
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Have you developed or made use of a CooL Tool that has contributed to your community leadership work and would be a helpful resource for others in the field? Perhaps there is an internal policy, a community-based process, an unusually good curriculum or training opportunity worth sharing. If so, tell us about it! Contact info@cfleads.org.