Over the last decade, Educopia Institute designed and refined a Community Cultivation Framework that guides our organizational development practices. The framework serves as a throughline across Educopia’s work to provide ways for communities to understand, evaluate, and plan their own maturation.
The Community Cultivation Framework maps organizations across two layers: Lifecycle Stages and Growth Areas. The lifecycle stages operate on a continuum and reflect the core questions communities tend to grapple with at each stage of maturation. The second layer of the Framework applies five key growth areas across a community’s development. Taken together, these two layers provide a powerful mechanism for understanding a community’s needs.
Applying the Community Cultivation Framework to our research and consulting, we have created processes, training, facilitation techniques, and tools with holistic pathways and scaffolding in mind.
Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making DecisionsSeptember 3, 2021
Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community’s PurposeApril 3, 2021
Community Cultivation Resource LibraryMarch 29, 2021
Community Cultivation — A Field GuideNovember 3, 2018
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