Friday, Facebook announced its new Facebook Community Leadership Program. The goal of this global initiative is to get people more involved in directing, leading, and building communities.
The social media juggernaut also released a new set of Facebook Group tools, for both admins and groups members. Evidently, the idea is to use Facebook Groups as a means for people to build these communities.
Facebook is also opening a community leaders in residence program. Five community leaders will be awarded up to $1,000, 000 each to fund their cause. In addition, 100 leaders will be selected for a fellowship program and receive up to $50,000 each for their specific initiative.