Forsyth County’s diverse residents and community organizations effectively collaborate to focus on issues, make decisions, and take actions to improve the quality of life.
Forsyth Futures puts community knowledge to work by providing an objective broad view of local information, being a catalyst, connecting people, and serving as a convener.
Forsyth Futures seeks to enhance the ability to expand community knowledge by coordinating and providing a platform for supporting all residents, organizations, and agencies that reside within Forsyth County.
Community knowledge is obtained by tracking issue indicators to identify community conditions, trends, and needs in six areas: (1) economic self-sufficiency/development, (2) civic engagement, (3) educational success, (4) mental and physical health, (5) safety and (6) environmental stewardship. Forsyth Futures uses other community information tools such as Initiascape© software, a program which documents the landscape of the community’s initiatives around an issue. This tool also demonstrates the links between individuals, organizations or groups working on an issue. Forsyth Futures then provides and/or applies this knowledge by leading or supporting initiatives that strategically address community issues.
As a result of Forsyth Futures’ work, Forsyth County residents, organizations and leaders can:
The benefits of connecting to Forsyth Futures include: