Community Leadership is a Responsibility for the Whole Community

The blog this week was written by Dr. Allison Hammond, Executive Director of The Arcadia Institute. This kind of thinking under-girds a concept that I call ‘community leadership’, which I think should be part of the mission of all nonprofit organizations. It is not sufficient just to be about fulfilling our specific organizational mission. We must embrace the broader good of promoting what is best for the whole community. I know that some will say that nonprofits have so few resources that we have to use them for our narrower interests. Yet, I believe that unless we join in the broader cause of making the whole community a better place to live, the lives of those we have a specific responsibility to serve will not be as rich as they could be.

George Martin, December 2, 2014

This is a excerpt from a "Why We Take Responsibity" blog that George Martin composed a couple of years ago at this time. It is part of a series that calls us to think about how communities and people we serve will all be better if we consider how true leaders have not only their own organization's best interests at heart, but the whole community as well. Leaders build communities where EVERYONE BELONGS!