Stories

Mississippi

  • Why Invest in Grassroots Leadership Development

    MRBF's definition of "grassroots leaders" and reasons for investing in them and their communities:

    "As the 'roots' part of the name implies, grassroots leaders know and celebrate where they come from. At the same time, they hold a vision for personal and community development. Their roots intertwine with neighbors in bonds of mutual accountability. And, like the...

  • Promoting Grassroots Leadership Development: the Role of a Learning Program

    Originally published in June 2002, this paper aims to capture lessons about using a learning initiative to enhance the impact of leadership development efforts. Its goal is to describe the Southern Grassroots Leadership Development Learning Program for an audience of foundations, intermediaries, nonprofits and others interested in supporting, managing or participating in a learning...

    Promoting Grassroots Leadership Development: the Role of a Learning Program