This guide is a resource for funders who include coaching in their community change initiatives. A community coach supports communities and organizations in identifying and achieving their goals, and funders are in a unique position to identify when coaching is an effective approach to capacity building. 

September 12, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    An overview of coaching for community and organizational change.

  2. 2

    The six R’s of community coaching.

  3. 3

    How funders can support coaching initiatives, including feedback and evaluation.

  4. 4

    Ways that funders can be involved in change initiatives using coaching.

  1. 5

    Community coaching case studies.

Key Takeaway

Community Coaching is effective for funders

Community coaching as an investment strategy is effective if funders maintain flexibility in working with grantees, participate in learning communities and evaluate outcomes.

Community Coaching: Six Connected Pieces

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations