When community foundations are asked how they assess their community impact (outcomes), most will describe what they do to achieve impact (outputs). Understanding and quantifying the impact of community foundations that work in multiple topical areas, with multiple partners and grantees, can be a daunting task. This session will allow the audience to hear from Laurie Ellen Paarlberg, PhD, who has begun to address this challenge especially in the aspect of community leadership. Attendees will learn possible strategies they can explore and employ to begin to understand the impact their activities have in the communities with which they work.
This session will include:
- Exploration of community foundation business models
- Moving into the community leadership journey
- Understanding the cost versus value in community leadership