The Community Roundtable is turning 10 years old this year. The Community Maturity Model was created to point out our view of how community approaches change throughout time. The Community Maturity Model does many different things for us. It gives us expectations on how communities change, organizes the Community Roundtable’s content and research, makes community discussions easier to understand, provides measuring that allows for benchmarking of community program practices, and gives the community leaders a canvas in which they can generate ideas.
- A decade ago, the Community Maturity Model (CMM) was developed as a way to provide a framework for how communities develop over time.
- The CMM serves multiple roles, including creating shared expectations and standardizing community discussions at a high level.
- The CMM’s core of four stages and eight competencies will remain unchanged, but the single word descriptors have been updated to reflect what is happening in 2009.
“Things have changed a lot. We’ve learned a lot. It’s time for a change.”