For many small places reimagining the future is a tough challenge we believe community strategy can help. Crafting a strategy can take many forms. The message in this guide is simple: strategy is not a form but rather a function. Community strategy needs to coordinate action towards an envisioned future that connects to the stories, the values, the ways of working together in a community. We believe this guide can be useful for people living in or working for small communities, for all people interested in the future of small places and especially useful for places where the future cannot be a repetition of the past-where a form of transition is needed or is already taking place.