Jean Grigsby

Jean Grigsby
Jean Grigsby - Photo: Norm Rodrigue Photography

Jean Grigsby is a Maine-based marketing and public relations consultant.  For more information about her work, visit


  • April 2nd Program Information Webinar

    April 18, 2014

    On April 2, we hosted a Program Information Webinar. CIRD staff from the National Endowment for the Arts and Project for Public Spaces provided an overview of the program and answered questions related to the recently released RFP. 

  • 7 Books on Community Leadership For Your Reading List

    March 20, 2014

    Community leadership is about the dynamic relationship between people when they work together to achieve a common objective. What better way to grow leaders than to start with ourselves? Here are seven books, articles and guides on community leadership to add to your reading list.

  • What It Takes to Be an Effective Community Leader

    February 5, 2014

    Much of community leadership is recognizing the big and small contributions of all people in making their city or town a better place.  Perhaps the biggest challenge of community leadership is to understand what kind of leaders your town needs based on your unique local context.

  • Yes, Virginia, There is Funding for Rural America

    January 30, 2014

    Emerging trends in philanthropy are turning antiquated perceptions of rural right side up, demonstrating that small places are worth investing in and that, yes, there is funding for rural America.

  • The Year 2013 at CIRD!

    January 21, 2014

    We have had a whirlwind of a year at CIRD!  We held four fantastic workshops that were catalytic events for each of the host communities, launched the website with an extensive set of Resources for Rural Communities, and held four informative and inspiring capacity building conference calls with our partners at the Orton Family Foundation and Community Matters.