Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of by Terry Mazany, David C. Perry

By Terry Mazany, David C. Perry

Group foundations compile the assets of people, households, and companies to aid powerful nonprofits of their groups. through the years, foundations have come to interact neighborhood problem-solving via greater than simply grant-making. they've got further a wealthy array of different actions, together with courses of group ability development, lively modes of advocacy, and centres for assembly. In 2011, the seven-hundred+ associations within the usa gave an anticipated $4.2 billion to quite a few nonprofit actions in fields that integrated the humanities and schooling, future health and human providers, the surroundings, and catastrophe relief.

The origins of this booklet stem from conversations one of the management of group foundations in regards to the demanding situations they have to conquer on the way to make such "foundational" contributions to their groups. As group foundations input the second one century in their life (the first starting place used to be shaped in Cleveland in 1914), the necessity for wisdom and top practices hasn't ever been better. This publication, with professional authors representing the easiest and the brightest during this very important box, fills that want.

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They do this by providing local legitimacy, bridges to additional resources, and local knowledge; and they are welcoming institutions serving as honest brokers of conversations that will necessarily engage diverse interests. When the community foundation is viewed as the one institution that seeks what is best for the community and does not promote a predetermined agenda, it is able to credibly convene and advance the conversation. Put simply, the community foundation has a stake in arriving at a solution or course of action contributing to the common good of the community, but not a stake in any specific solution or course of action.

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