CommunityMatters® equips cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire change. As an alliance of leaders in the community building field, CommunityMatters champions the notion that people have the power to solve their community’s problems and shape its future. We facilitate connections, provide education and infuse inspiration at the local level.
CommunityMatters prepares communities to re-create themselves. Many people are already speaking up, reaching out and acting on their ideas, and those efforts need support. We offer the tools, resources and expertise that communities need, when they need them. Whether you’re interested in building consensus for a school budget, using values to drive local decisions, or identifying technology to facilitate conversation, we stand ready to help.
CommunityMatters champions the idea that through transparent, collaborative conversations, communities can steer change at home. The partner organizations that comprise CommunityMatters are committed to sharing learning and best practices that help you create the vibrant place where you want to live.
Together, the CommunityMatters partnership, conference and other programs fuel a growing network of leaders, thinkers and doers in a variety of disciplines – planning, sustainability, health, democracy, education, economic development and the arts - all of which are critical to building stronger communties.
CommunityMatters is inspired by the Orton Family Foundation.