cascade center for community governance

Welcome to Cascade Center for Community Governance

We are successful when communities and their governance are successful.

Existing and emerging issues coupled with the fast pace of change communities face today calls for the highest level of innovation, expertise and wisdom to navigate building positive futures. Strong community vitality is essential in building social, economic and natural resource capital and this is best achieved through high levels of civic engagement and governance excellence. 

We help leaders make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements to the performance of their organizations, goals, and visions. We tackle their most difficult issues and serious challenges. We foster positive and productive work environments that include opportunities for growth.

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

William Arthur Wood

Featured Case Study

Limited Resource Agency Becomes National Leader

A national government agency operating in the high demand Canadian human services arena was struggling to deliver services to meet growing demand for health care. The client wanted to identify how managers could handle existing and future challenges.…


Boards that Work
Coloring Outside the Box: One Size Does Not Fit All. The nonprofit governance workbook. Download this PDF
From the Leadership Center
Learning Community Guidelines and Meeting Effectiveness Download this PDF
When Generations Collide
Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. Download this PDF

our service

Stewardship and Leadership
Building relationships with organizations to advance their leadership capacities… see more
Civic Engagement
Helping all kind of people learn about, connect with, and practice civic engagement… see more
Social Entrepreneurship
Non-profits and community organizations recognize they are businesses, not just causes… see more
Board Development
We work closely with organizations to further develop governing bodies… see more
We engage in and conduct “think-and-do” tanks – or “Gatherings” to explore practical solutions… see more

CCCG activities + events

Assisting non-profit organizations and partnerships in developing Strategic Business Plans.
We assist communities and organizations seeking to reduce incarceration and recidivism rates.
OURCIVICSPACE.COM is a social networking platform targeting youth and young adults in civic engagement.
Defining mutually beneficial partnerships, financial sustainability, and methods to marry cost centers.
Working with Tribal government & enterprises in leadership development, governance and capacity building.