Powerful Partners: Lessons from Community Foundations about Resident Engagement

The lessons highlighted in this document come from the trials and errors of eight community foundations that participated in a year-long learning network hosted by CFLeads in 2013-14.

They also build on the findings of a discussion by the CFLeads Cultivating Community Engagement Panel in 2012-13, which determined that resident engagement is a critical element of a community foundation’s work—and called on more community foundations to incorporate it into their community leadership strategies.