Step-by-Step Process

The Field Guide is an overview of the four-phase Community Heart & Soul method that breaks the process into manageable steps and tasks.

On the Ground Stories

The Field Guide features inspiring stories of challenges, successes, and results directly from Heart & Soul towns.

Road Map

The Field Guide is a road map to discovering what matters most to residents and then planning for a future shaped by that understanding.

Community Heart & Soul

The Community Heart & Soul method improves local decision-making, creates a shared sense of belonging, and ultimately strengthens the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of communities. Community Heart & Soul does this by assisting residents of small cities and towns in making plans and taking action. Those plans and actions are based on what matters most to residents and honors the unique character of each place.

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About Orton Family Foundation
The Orton Family Foundation's mission is to empower people to shape the future of their communities by improving local decision-making, creating a shared sense of belonging, and ultimately strengthening the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of each place.

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