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Title: Community Leadership Webinar


1
  • Community Leadership Webinar
  • June 11, 2009
  • Widening the Tent
  • Building Relationships for Community Leadership

2
Welcome
  • Second Community Leadership Webinar
  • Hosted by CFLeads the Council on Foundations
  • 200 participants from 90 CFs

3
Agenda
  • Lauren Casteel Vice President, Philanthropic
    Partnerships
  • The Denver Foundation
  • Tom Wilcox President CEO Baltimore Community
    Foundation
  • Q A

4
National Task Force on Community Leadership
  • 30 philanthropic leaders
  • 12 months
  • 2 frameworks individual community foundation
    and field-level

5
CL Framework Value
  • Many pathways to community leadership not
    prescriptive
  • A way to unpack complex concepts and processes
  • A tool for planning that starts from analysis
    rather than intuition
  • A tool for taking stock and evaluating progress
  • A means to target the right actions to achieve
    desired results
  • Finally…a definition of community leadership

6
Community Leadership Definition
  • 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.  

7
Framework for Community Leadership, First Level
Building Blocks

D. Understanding and skills
A. Values, culture and will
C. Resources
B. Relationships
8
B. Relationships Building Block First-Level
Building Block
  • The community foundation continuously builds the
    relationships to exercise community leadership.

9
Building Block B Second-Level Building Blocks
  • B.1 The community foundation is positioned to
    join with or convene those involved in, affected
    by or concerned about an issue.
  • B.2 The community foundation engages and
    supports other community leaders.

10
B.1 Join with or convene
  • Core expectation for staff board
  • Nurtures relationships trust
  • Has access to diverse group of leaders
  • Hands on in neighborhoods
  • Bring vulnerable and voiceless to the table
  • Reach outside the community, as needed

11
B.2 Support other community leaders
  • Joins other leaders efforts
  • Builds capacity of community leaders
  • Supports new leaders, especially from
    under-represented communities
  • Believes groups should choose their own leaders

12
Community Foundation Leadership
  • RELATIONSHIPS
  • Lauren Casteel
  • Vice President, Philanthropic Partnerships
  • The Denver Foundation

13
Second Level Building Block
  • The Community Foundation is positioned to join
    with or convene those involved in, affected by or
    concerned about an issue.

14
Relationships…
  • 1a. Building and outreach are
  • core expectations for community foundation staff,
    board and volunteers.
  • How???

15
TDF Strategic Plan
  • Mission We inspire people and mobilize
    resources to strengthen our community.
  • Vision We envision a community where all
    residents in Metro Denver have opportunity for a
    high quality life… The ability to give of
    themselves and connect with their community.

16
Our Values
  • Leadership
  • -We listen to and learn from our community.
  • Equity
  • - People.

17
  • Inclusiveness
  • We practice and champion inclusiveness in our
    community. We honor diverse strengths, needs,
    voices and backgrounds of all members of our
    community.

18
  • Accountability
  • …honor the charitable intentions of our donors…

19
1b. The community foundation nurtures relations
and fosters trust throughout the community.
  • Listening Campaign

20
Community Grants
  • Workshops
  • Site Visits
  • Technical Assistance

21
Donors
  • Information, support, ongoing education,
    professional advisors.

22
Finance Transparency
23
1c. The community foundation has access to a
diverse group of leaders through its board,
staff, donors, volunteers, grantees and
partners. Who???

24
  • Our diversity spans the spectrum of abilities,
    race, ethnicity, socio-economic status,
    linguistic differences, national origins,
    political perspectives and sexual orientation.
  • Inclusiveness Initiative

25
  • 2008/2009 board majority minority.
  • All project and grantmaking advisory committees
    comparable diversity.
  • Interpreter provided for staff,
  • classes in ASL or Spanish.

26
  • 1d. The community foundation is actively and
    directly involved in
  • those neighborhoods and places
  • where it is doing community
  • leadership work.

27
(Grassroots Grantmaking)
28
  • 1e. The community foundation engages the
    vulnerable and the voiceless in community problem
    solving .

29
Comprehensive Gang Model
Community members, nonprofits, government and
former gang members coming together in churches
and parks.
30
  • Members on Advisory Committees and Board
    leadership.

31
  • 1f. The community foundation builds
    relationships with those outside the community
    whose connections, resources, interests and
    abilities may support community leadership work.

32
  • Learning networks, national boards, conferences,
    among others…

33
  • The community foundation engages and supports
    other community leaders.

34
  • 2a. The community foundation follows or joins
    efforts initiated and led by others.
  • What???

35
  • Colorado HIV/AIDS Collaborative

36
Philanthropic Leadership Committee
  • Poverty -
  • compilation report building on research by others
  • Invited reflection
  • Interviewed others - RE Gaps

37
Hunger
  • Feedback from food banks
  • Critical Needs Fund
  • Donor engagement
  • Short-term strategy to meet immediate needs

38
Policy advocacy
  • State system for enrollment
  • - Poverty Reduction Task Force

39
  • 2b. The community foundation works to build the
    capacity of leaders throughout the community.

40
Coordination with community leadership programs
for people of color.
41
  • 2c. The community foundation engages and
    supports new leaders, especially from groups
    underrepresented in the communitys leadership
    structure, to succeed and gain influence.

42
  • Leadership Training

43
Nonprofit Internship Program
44
  • Why????

45
Impact
  • Nonprofit Internship Program

The Community
Donors
Nonprofits
46
Lessons Learned
  • The development of internal and external
    relationships with all of our stakeholders
    leverages and enhances our work. In challenging
    times - it is important to value all of the
    assets we have available to us in service to and
    in partnership with our community.

47
Cool Tool!
  • www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org

48
Vision, Programs and Relationships Make Big
Things Happen in Baltimore
  • Tom Wilcox
  • President and CEO
  • Baltimore Community Foundation

49
BCF Relationship-Building Architecture
  • Improve credibility in community
  • Create a bold vision
  • Share ownership
  • Support other community leaders interests
  • Create expectations

50
2001 Strategic Plan Goal V BCF will participate
in crafting and articulating a broad civic agenda
for the region, which will serve as a framework
for BCFs programmatic work.
51
Improve Credibility
  • Diversify board
  • Democratize grantmaking

52
Diversify the Board
  • Baltimore a majority-minority city
  • Needed to strengthen ties in African-American
    community
  • 5 of first 7 new board members African-American
  • Remains high-powered fiduciary board

53
Democratize grantmaking
  • Delegated grantmaking to committees
  • Committees composed of BCF board community
    members
  • Each major initiative has its own board
  • Staff works for committees
  • Promotes buy-in and ownership

54
Create a bold vision
  • Unifying theme
  • Offer many entry points
  • Focused on results, not BCF

55
Donor-driven grants 80
56
Catch-22
People reluctant to locate / invest in city
thats unsafe, lacking family supports
City requires tax base to increase safety, family
supports
57
Baltimore boasts a growing economy in which all
have the opportunity to thrive
Diversity infuses all grantmaking
58
Invest in Baltimore
Baltimore boasts a growing economy in which all
have the opportunity to thrive
Diversity infuses all grantmaking
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Invest in Baltimore Many paths, one vision.
Baltimore boasts a growing economy in which all
have the opportunity to thrive
Diversity
Youth
Promoting Baltimore
Transportation
Neighborhoods
Education
Arts Culture
Environment
Human Services
Diversity infuses all grantmaking
60
Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
61
Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
  • Identified need city hadnt recognized
  • Created plan to revive neighborhoods that could
    go either way
  • Mayors Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
  • Political cover ? instant relationship with mayor

62
Healthy Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Community Development Board
  • Created Initiative
  • Used discretionary dollars, raised funds and
    contributed substantial amounts
  • Make-up ½ bank presidents and ½ neighborhood
    leaders ? new relationships yield benefits in the
    community

63
Healthy Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Payoff
  • Originally 6 neighborhoods, now 35
  • City provides annual funds for operations and
    revolving loan fund
  • City gains millions of dollars in
    previously-unrealized tax revenues…

64
More Payoff…Benefiting Kids
  • BCF partner advocacy ? City applies new tax
    revenues to fund after-school initiative created
    by BCFs Children Families Committee

65
The moral
  • All of this was made possible by empowering
    committees to act on their own.

66
Create high expectations
  • Created an evaluation tool for BCF board
    performance
  • BCF and initiative board members expected to
    contribute financially, raise funds and advocate
  • ? Commitment becomes the norm

67
Lessons Learned
  • Create shared vision for your community
  • Create culture of shared responsibility and
    ownership
  • Create clear expectations about participation and
    contribution by volunteers
  • Create structures for broad engagement

68
Lessons Learned
  • Bring in public officials and co-investors at
    front end
  • Increase relationship capital by measuring and
    communicating impact
  • Give credit away
  • Keep focus on issues, not political affiliation

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Q A
  • Press 1 to enter the question queue
  • To remove yourself from queue, press 2
  • Please state your name community foundation
    before asking your question
  • Direct your question to one of the presenters
  • In interest of time, community foundation staff
    and board only

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Thanks!
  • For more info about the Community Leadership
    Framework, visit www.cfleads.org
  • Archived Webinar available at www.cfleads.org
  • Watch for Webinar announcements

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