Work With Heart & Soul

Get Ready for Positive Disruptive change

Love what you’re seeing? Wondering what steps are next? We’ve got resources to help you determine readiness, form a team, and start to look at who is in your community.

1. Is your town ready?
Request our Readiness Assessment Information

2. Got a can-do group?
Build a Heart & Soul Team

3. Are you prepared to reach everyone?
Community Network Analysis


Ready, set, get started

Bridging Divides, Building trust

Cortez, Colorado

Cortez was updating its comprehensive plan and revising its land use code. City planners wanted to get residents, especially missing voices, involved in planning. That meant engaging the community in new and creative ways, with block parties, pot-luck meals and neighborhood meetings.

image of Doug Easterling

Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Heart & Soul is a positive disruptive force in most communities. It causes residents to turn out for meetings and conversations in ways that are outside traditional norms.




median income compared to $59,000 for the state

Helpful resource

Orton Family Foundation Resource Community Heart & Soul® Field Guide

Community Heart & Soul® Field Guide

The Community Heart & Soul Field Guide, and the resources that accompany it, provide useful information and field-tested tips on forming a team, encouraging community volunteerism, getting the word out, and engaging everyone.

Many Voices Build a Strong Foundation

Heart & Soul Minute: Ed McMahon on Tapping Local Wisdom for Positive Change

Guided by Community Heart & Soul in Golden, Colorado

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