Catalytic Community Building for Organizations: Assessment and Action!

an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action

Join us for a deep dive into the heart of catalytic community building for organizations. Whether a nonprofit, civic entity, coalition, small business, or neighborhood improvement project, you’ve got catalytic potential. The Ford Institute for Community Building convened a learning exchange last fall to unpack the characteristics and practices that make an organization truly catalytic, rather than simply effective. We are ready to explore them with you! In addition to learning the 14 key practices of organizations that are building community and catalyzing change, participants will:

Explore why these practices matter, and what opportunities and challenges they present

Receive an organizational self-assessment tool and develop an initial assessment of your organization’s strengths and growing edges

Initiate a plan for action to deepen your catalytic potential

Gain facilitation tips for engaging your team

Connect with resources and opportunities in 2018 to support your next steps


Amy Carlson
Organizational Development Consultant

Lola Jones
Executive Director, Samaritan House

Toby Winn
Executive Director, Neighbors for Kids

Maria Caballero Rubio
Executive Director, Centro Cultural de Washington County

Gustavo Morales
Executive Director, EUVALCREE

Eric Johnston
Executive Director, Todos Juntos

Harv Schubothe
Executive Director, Greater Bandon Association

Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Director of Development and Communications, Centro Cultural de Washington County

Track: Rural Leadership Networks

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