What We Do

We help

Residents BUILD

thriving communities


Community Heart & Soul® empowers people to shape the future of their communities by improving local decision-making, creating a shared sense of belonging and ultimately strengthening the social, cultural and economic vibrancy of communities. Community Heart & Soul does this by assisting the residents of small cities and towns in making plans and taking action based on what matters most to residents and upholds the unique character of each place.

Our Core Work

The Community Heart & Soul® method is a barn-raising approach to community planning and development that increases participation in local decision-making and empowers residents to shape the future of their communities in a way that upholds the unique character of each place.

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Our Supporting Work

CommunityMatters®

CommunityMatters® equips cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire change. Together, the CommunityMatters partnership, conference calls, and other projects fuel a growing network of leaders, thinkers, and doers in a variety of disciplines critical to building stronger communities.

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