forward thinking leadership initiative

Following the Community Conversation process of 2019 in which the community expressed their desire for visionary leadership and forward momentum for Pulaski County, the Community Foundation of Pulaski County developed and  launched its Forward Thinking Leadership Initiative.  Read more here.   

In the fall of 2020, the Community Foundation received a Community Leadership Grant of $100,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.  With the grant, the community foundation will pursue efforts to build and strengthen forward-thinking leadership across the county.  Read more...


The 2020 Excellence in Nonprofit Management Series was the first program under the Community  Foundation's Forward Thinking Leadership Initiative.  Read full story.

The training series was created after a survey of Pulaski County nonprofits revealed their greatest needs for capacity building and effectiveness.

Click here for details about the five training sessions.

A Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Management was awarded to six participants who successfully met additional specific requirements. View slide of participants who received a Certificate of Excellence. 

Why Community Development?

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David Terrell, Executive Director of the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University, met with local leaders in August to share research and facts on community development.  Listen to the recording and view the presentation video and slides here: