Building Community Inside and Out: With a Good Neighbor Committee

Publication date: 
April, 2004

Many organizations — businesses, civic groups, foundations, or otherwise — might like to have a regular vehicle for supporting and participating in community activities in the neighborhoods where they operate. Forming a Good Neighbor Committee can help with that goal, and can do something more: provide a leadership opportunity for employees who are interested in the organization's relationship with its neighbors. Based on the Ford Foundation's Good Neighbor Committee this guide offers one model of how such committees can work and what they can accomplish.