Community Leadership

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Working Together

Helping citizen groups stay focused, work together and take action that benefits their communities.

Community Engagement Academy

Teaching innovative and proven techniques that reach and engage all New Hampshire residents.

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Community Engagement event

Community Profiles

Provides an opportunity for communities to affirm strengths, identify opportunities for change, envision a vibrant future, create action plans.

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Skills for Community Volunteers & Leaders

Helping citizen groups stay focused, work together and take action that benefits their communities.

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Community leadership workshop


An Interview with Karen Bassett of the New England Coffee Festival
Stepping Up the Granite examines the intersection of tourism, community development, and quality of life through interviews with New Hampshire people ... Learn More
New Hampshire towns depend on the support of volunteers
Over the years, we have seen certain characteristics that make up strong community volunteers. These characteristics help volunteers successfully cont... Learn More
How one region came together to strengthen community connections through gleaning
The Kearsarge region is one of three regions working with UNH Extension to help strengthen the health and well-being of its communities, especially in... Learn More


The Community and Economic Development Update is a quarterly newsletter that includes stories about local community and economic devel... Learn More
Effective leadership, open communication, coordination of efforts, celebration and participatory planning are just a few elements of healthy communiti... Learn More
Being part of an action group working on a community-defined project can be extremely rewarding.  It can also present many challenges, including those... Learn More
What is an action plan?

An action plan outlines the steps necessary for action groups to complete in order to achieve their go... Learn More
Focus Groups

A small group of people (usually no more than 10) is brought together to engage in a directed discussion about a ... Learn More
Key Informants

Community residents (sometimes leaders) who are in a position to know the community, have wide contacts  in the... Learn More