The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy

Publication date: 
February, 2018

Across the field, philanthropy and other potential change-making institutions have grappled with implementing place-based initiatives and funding community-transformative systems. In this report, The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy, authors Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp reflect on their experiences and observations in discussion of what is needed to truly build change in communities. In their analysis, they also leverage interviews with frontline leaders and previous work conducted by the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change and other research institutions.