About this course

Proficiency Area: Leading.

Community leadership is an organization's ability to inspire external partners, collaborators, and stakeholders to work toward a common vision and mission.

In the first lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • What community-focused leadership is, and why it matters

  • Three aspects of leadership critical to our nonprofit work.

  • The differences between direct and indirect impact.

  • Impact chains, outcomes pathways, and the theory of change model.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What you can expect in this lesson

    • Before we begin...

    • Start Your Workbook

  • 2

    What is community leadership?

    • What is community leadership?

    • Why does community leadership matter?

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Check Out Workbook

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