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Leadership in Action Stories provide insight into how community foundations are approaching their community leadership work and putting the community leadership building blocks into practice. These stories illustrate the pathways and elements contained in the Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation.

Want to go more deeply behind the scenes at a community foundation as it builds its capacity to build a thriving community? Check out a community leadership case study.

  • Download Advancing Community Leadership Through Donor Engagement
    Advancing Community Leadership Through Donor Engagement
    Highlights the work of 5 community foundations who are working creatively with donors on behalf of their communities.
  • Download Expanding Access and Success in Education
    Expanding Access and Success in Education
    Three Indiana community foundations catalyze new partnerships and create opportunities for youth in their communities.
  • Download: Making Sure Every Person Counts in Berks County
    Making Sure Every Person Counts in Berks County
    Learn how a community foundation rallied the community to use the 2000 U.S. Census to leverage significant change for its community.
  • Download: Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
    Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
    Learn how an emerging community foundation has made an immediate difference in its community through community leadership.
  • Download: Creating Harmony Out of Discord: Saint Paul’s Arts Partnership
    Creating Harmony Out of Discord: Saint Paul’s Arts Partnership
    Lessons learned from one community foundationís successful convening to solve a thorny problem in the nonprofit community.
  • Download: The Boston Foundation: Research ⇒ Action ⇒ Change
    The Boston Foundation: Research ⇒ Action ⇒ Change
    Learn how a community foundation uses research to engage the community and drive public policy.