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Title: Community Leadership Webinar


1
  • Community Leadership Webinar
  • January 26, 2011

Beyond Grantmaking  Engaging Citizens
in Building a Better Community
2
Welcome
  • Sixth Community Leadership Webinar
  • Moderated by Deborah A. Ellwood, Executive
    Director, CFLeads
  • 220 registrants from 124 CFs

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CFLeads Vision
 Community foundations take on challenging
issues, engage citizens in cross-sector
solutions, and marshal the resources to improve
their communities and provide opportunity for
all.
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Community Leadership Definition and Outcome The
community foundation is a catalyzing force that
creates a better future for all by addressing
the communitys most critical or persistent
challenges, inclusively uniting people,
institutions and resources, and producing
significant, widely shared and lasting results.
FIRST-LEVEL BUILDING BLOCKS
The community foundation
manifests the values, culture and will to
exercise community leadership.
The community foundation
continuously builds the relationships to exercise
community leadership.
The community foundation
accesses and develops the understanding and
skills to exercise community leadership.
The community foundation
accesses and develops the resources necessary to
exercise community leadership.
A
B
C
D
SECOND-LEVEL BUILDING BLOCKS
The community foundation is committed to
effecting change that advances the common good.
The community foundation is positioned to join
with or convene those involved in, affected by or
concerned about an issue.
The community foundations internal information
and implementation systems maximize its ability
to influence community change.
The community foundation actively learns about,
with and for the community.
The community foundation understands the
processes that lead to community improvement
community development economic development
community organizing
The community foundation is fundamentally
committed and organized to increase opportunity,
diverse participation and fairness.
cultural change systems change
The community foundation has the human resources
to exercise community leadership.
The community foundation engages and supports
other community leaders.
The community foundation stimulates dialogue,
promotes understanding and builds consensus.
The community foundation engages donors and other
co-investors in community leadership work.
The community foundation is a results-driven
learning organization.
The community foundation strategically crafts and
acts on community leadership opportunities.
The community foundations business model
provides flexible financial resources to support
community leadership efforts.
The community foundation is humble, respectful
and transparent.
The community foundation engages in public policy
to advance the common good.
The community foundation evaluates the impact of
its community leadership work.
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Agenda
  • Nancy Van MilligenPresident/CEO
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Jeff YostPresident and CEO
  • Nebraska Community Foundation
  • Q A

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What is citizen engagement?
  • Expands opportunities for the public to shape
    their communitys future
  • Beyond professionals, civic leaders and special
    interests
  • Group action to identify issues and shape
    mutually acceptable solutions

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Why citizen engagement matters
  • ? On the issue
  • ? In the community
  • ? For the community foundation

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  • Community Engagement
  • Nancy Van Milligen
  • President/CEO
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

10
History of our Community Foundation
  • New community foundation opened in 2003
  • My background community development
  • I didnt know any better ?
  • Need for name recognition desire to be seen as
  • value-added

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Why Community Engagement?
  • Builds community foundations leadership role
  • Value added/Community impact
  • Empowers citizens/community
  • Develops leadership
  • Engages donors/builds funds
  • Focuses attention on the issues increases
    participation and helps us achieve outcomes

XXX billion in County
XXX,XXX per probated estate
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  • Community Visioning Process
  • Toolkit (on- and offline) that encouraged
  • Gather a group
  • Brainstorm
  • Submit your ideas
  • Media
  • Events

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  • Outcomes
  • 10 Best Ideas all on their way
  • Crescent City Community Health Center
  • Americas River Phase II
  • Library services expansion and more
  • Increase in community participation and
    volunteerism
  • Endowment fund growth
  • Eight of ten ideas have endowment funds

14
Issue-Related Community Engagement
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Community Engagement - How?
Awareness Where am I now? Vision Where do I
want to go? Transformation What do I need to
change to get there? Growth Whats my next
step?
XXX billion in County
XXX,XXX per probated estate
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  • Engagement Issue Related
  • Partnership with Chamber
  • Promoting a City Government initiative
  • Funded by Knight Community Information Challenge
    grant
  • Staff-intensive
  • Website - Technology important but also offline
    component
  • Media and Guerilla Marketing
  • Community Cafes and Events
  • Lots of partnerships and moving parts

17
Lessons Learned
  • Visioning and issue-engagement differences
  • Reaching out to stakeholders
  • Labor-intensive
  • Reaching the hard to reach
  • Engaging your board

18
Community Leadership Engaging Citizens to
Build Stronger Hometowns
Presentation to CFLeads by Jeff Yost
January 2011
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Outline for Todays Presentation
  1. Why NCF Focuses on Building Community Leadership?
  2. Strategy Tactics
  3. Affiliated Fund Success Stories

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About Nebraska
  • Nebraskas strengths
  • Civic capacity and hometown pride
  • Educational system
  • Work ethic
  • Nebraskas challenges
  • Out-migration of middle-class youth
  • Lack of diversity in rural economy
  • Large geography/many frontier counties
  • (80 of communities lt 1,000 pop.)

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Population Loss of 10 or more 1980-2008
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Government Needs a Partner
  • Most small town infrastructure and services
    provided by local governments
  • Discretionary federal domestic investment is
    declining and will decline further
  • Communities have to have other sources of
    opportunity capital to compete
  • Lack of budget discretion has impacted leadership
    development for locally
    elected officials

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To Give You Must First Believe
  • To give, you must first believe. Belief must
    drive the mission, the cause, the community.
    Therefore, to grow philanthropy in rural America,
    we must first believe in the future of rural
    America.

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Intergenerational Transfer of WealthAn
Unprecedented Opportunity
  • Millionaires in the MillenniumHavens
    Schervish, 1999, Boston CollegeWealth in
    NebraskaNebraska Community Foundation, 2002

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County-Based Transfer of Wealth
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Transfer of Wealth A Unique Opportunity
  • To build philanthropy and endowments
  • To prove that capital is not the limiting
    resource to community development
  • To achieve sustainability (by using Asset Based
    Community Development)
  • To break out of a cycle of
    dependency

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6,000 Students from 44 Schools Say
  • 80 rate hometown good place to live
  • 87 plan on going to college
  • 51 picture themselves living in or near their
    hometown (if a career opportunity is available)
  • 44 interested in owning their own business
    someday
  • 45 interested in taking an entrepreneurship
    class
  • 12 say their hometown is too
    small to return

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NCF Philosophy
  • Maximize local control
  • Do not replace local capacity all services from
    NCF mothership must add-value
  • Build capacity by empowering local leaders
  • NCF is a community development organization
    using philanthropy as a tool

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Leadership Development
  • Effective leadership development cant occur in
    the abstract
  • Effective leadership development must occur on a
    real-time basis involving decisions that matter
  • Reflection is critical to helping leaders evolve
    and become more effective

32
Leadership Development Community
PhilanthropyThe Combustion Engine Metaphor
  • It takes a sparkplug to start the engine
  • It takes more cylinders to make the engine go
    faster

33
NCF Priorities
  • Inspire, train and assist affiliated fund leaders
  • Minimize administrative burden on affiliated fund
    leaders
  • Help community-based affiliated funds build
    unrestricted endowments
  • Help community-based affiliated funds make grants
    for long-term community and
    economic impact

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NCF Tactics
  • Affiliated Fund Action Planning
  • Mission, Vision, Values
  • Maximize Community Engagement
  • Leadership Succession
  • Education/Training of Affiliated Fund Leaders
  • Peer Learning
  • Best Practices
  • Do Good, Dont Just Feel Good
  • Build Habit of Giving to Tap
    Transfer of Wealth

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NCF System Seeks to Engage Everyone
Number of Contributions per Fiscal Year
  • Fiscal Year 2010
  • 7,794 gifts to 139 affiliated funds
  • 1,796 gifts from first time donors

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Building Assets for Vibrant Communities
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Endowment for What?
  • Now that you have an endowment, what difference
    is that going to make in the future of your
    hometown?
  • These new assets must be invested in ways to
    build a better future for your hometown!

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Impact Grantmaking
  • Non-traditional scholarships
  • High-quality affordable child care
  • Small business development transition
  • Scholarships with a social compact
  • Build leadership with a purpose
  • Value-added curriculum for K-12 schools
  • Engage youth

40
Success in Shickley
  • Population 376
  • More than half the households in the school
    district give
  • Granted more than 100,000 in last 15 years

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Impact Grantmaking
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Shickley Community Foundation Fund
  • 10-Year Community Transfer of Wealth
    13,602,000
  • 5 of 10-Year Community Transfer of Wealth
    680,000
  • Total Endowment Expectancies 1,903,146
  • Sep 2010
  • Achieved nearly three times
  • their 5 of 10-Year Community TOW
  • And theyre not stopping!

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Shickley Community Foundation Fund
  • Endowment Goals
  • December 2013 3.5 million
  • December 2020 8 million
  • December 2030 12 million
  • 540,000 every year to reinvest
  • in their community

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McCook Community Foundation Fund
Number of Contributions per Year
  • Results
  • 2,082 gifts in five years
  • Assets 1.2 million (200,000 in 2006)
  • 12 Expectancies 2.3mm
  • Reinvested 600,000 in last five years

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Success StoryHolt County, Nebraska
Stuart
Atkinson
Emmet
ONeill
Inman
Page
Ewing
Amelia
Chambers
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Holt County Success Story
  • County-wide public-private partnership
  • 1.7 million endowed 10 planned gifts
  • Hired full-time business coach
  • 20 new/expanded businesses have created or
    retained 110 jobs
  • 70 graduates of leadership class
  • 11 new families

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Common Threads among Community Fund Success
Stories
  • Broad base of committed leadership
  • 100 of FAC gives time, talent treasure
  • Using fundraising catalysts to get started
  • Building habit of giving with many donors
  • Affiliated Fund acting as community partner
  • Celebrating impact success

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Citizen Engagement Approaches
  • Visioning and planning
  • Grantmaking affiliate funds, giving circles,
    advisory committees
  • Leadership development
  • Advocacy
  • Community organizing
  • Diversity and identity funds
  • Civility projects
  • Issue forums
  • Voter registration

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Why citizen engagement matters 
  • ? On the issue
  • Better, more lasting outcomes
  • Legitimacy and sticking power
  • System and policy level solutions
  • ? In the community
  • More active, informed, optimistic
  • Social capital
  • New leaders
  • ? For the community foundation
  • Deeper connections with donors
  • Better understanding of community
  • Leveraged grantmaking
  • RESULTS!
  • Solutions more likely to be implemented
  • Legitimacy
  • Potential to leverage grantmaking
  • Builds community confidence and trusting
    relationships

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Q A
  • Phone participants, press 1. Streaming audio
    participants, dial 1-877-551-8166 and press 1
  • To remove yourself from queue, press 2
  • Or, electronically, type question at bottom of
    your screen and click Submit
  • Please state your name community foundation
    before asking your question
  • Direct your question to one of the presenters

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Share your citizen engagement story
  • Identify the focus or issue
  • Reason for engaging the community
  • Top three strategies or actions
  • Partners
  • Desired results and actual results
  • Specific factors critical to success (e.g.,
    values, skills, relationships)
  • Include your CFs name and your contact info
  • ? Send to Deanna Silke at dsilke_at_cfleads.org

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Thank you!
  • Archived Webinar, PPT and tools available at
    www.cfleads.org
  • For more info about the Community Leadership and
    the Framework, visit www.cfleads.org
  • Please complete survey
  • Thanks to Jeff and Nancy!

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