eBook Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century, 1st Edition

  • Terry Mazany
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  • ISBN-10: 0765642573
  • ISBN-13: 9780765642578
  • DDC: 307.14
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building, active modes of advocacy, and centers for meeting. In 2011, the 700+ institutions in the United States gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Second Century: Community Foundations as Foundations of Community.
2: Facing a Limitless Future: Can Foundations Adapt?.
3: A Mandate to Innovate.
4: The Future of Community Foundations.
5: Designing for What's Next.
6: The Digital Age Foundation.
7: Future Shock: The Case for Endowment.
8: Connecting Community and Prosperity.
9: Community Foundations as Impact Multipliers.
10: Merging Money And Mission: Becoming Our Community's Development Office.
11: Ensuring There Is “Community” in the Community Foundation.
12: The Community Foundation as Borderland Institution.
13: Never Second-Guess the Locals.
14: Community (and Change) Comes in All Shapes and Sizes.
15: Growing Your Own: Stories About Mobilizing Philanthropic Leaders in Small Cities and Rural Communities.
16: Connecting to Community Themes, Changing Community Values.
17: What Is the Appropriate Role of Today's Community Foundation? Our Conclusion: Take on the Tough Issues, Create Public Space, Democratize Philanthropy, and Lead.
18: Investing in Human Capital to Transform Rural Communities.
19: Gulf Coast Community Foundation: From Conversion to Transformation.
20: The Risks and Rewards of Strong Leadership.
21: An Emerging Civic Leadership Model: A Community Foundation's Distinctive Value Proposition.
22: The Courage to Lead: Worth the Risk?.
23: From Hula-Hoops To Trusted Philanthropic Advisor: An Innovative Pathway Of Public Value.
24: Community Foundation Leadership in the Second Century: Adaptive and Agile.
25: Conclusion.
26: Into the Second Century.
About the Editors and Contributors.