We’ve created B.O.L.D.: A Framework to Build Organizations for Local Development. This program engages board members in capacity-building activities that level-up your organization’s ability to create a thriving rural community. Over a six month time frame, you will commit to eight facilitated training sessions, connect with an online network of other economic development leaders, and create next steps to strategically carry out your mission. Dakota Resources will work with 20 South Dakota economic development organizations in 2023 and 2024 through this program. Through our partnership with South Dakota Community Foundation, the only expenses the economic development organization will be responsible for is travel costs for our facilitators.

Timeline of B.O.L.D.

  • Introduction: Ready to Launch, Month 1
  • Phase 1: Gathering the Facts, Months 2 & 3
  • Phase 2: Exploring Gaps & Opportunities, Month 4
  • Phase 3: Organizational Mission Moves, Months 5 & 6
  • Phase 4: Activating Next Steps (optional)

Learn more about the B.O.L.D. Framework by watching our Information Session recording.

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