St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service
How many people do we need to run our towns? And how
many leaders are available? These simple, but related, questions are seldom (if ever) asked. There is an expectation that
public offices and community organizations will be able to find
enough people to serve year after year. These leadership demands of community can be compared to the number of residents (supply) available to serve in a community. This “social
organizational infrastructure” is a critical component of rural
communities and must be maintained. On one hand a large
number of community organizations can reflect a healthy diversity of social options for residents. On the other hand it is a
challenge for organizations that depend on the finite talent,
time, volunteers, and financial resources of these residents to
2010 Leadership Demands: Extension Program Conference.
St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
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