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Leveraging the Force of Nonprofit Workforce Development

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  - Benjamin Franklin We often get questions from donors or colleagues about the best way to support nonprofit organizations through donations, grants and other giving. There are several perspectives on the most effective strategies – planning grants, endowments, capital campaign support, to name a few--and each approach [...]

The Growing Importance and Impact of Donor Advised Funds

Most people don’t know what a donor-advised fund (DAF) is. But individuals and communities understand what these funds can do–both directly and indirectly. A DAF is a flexible philanthropic tool for donors seeking to be involved in making decisions about how their gifts are distributing over time, offering advice to the Community Foundation on how […]

A Smarter, Simpler Way to Give

  I can’t count how many times I’ve had to answer the question, “Now, what does the community foundation do?” Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind the question at all. It gives me the chance to talk about all of our fantastic donors and the amazing work their gifts help make happen. But, if […]

A New Local

  Having a place where donors—small and large—can pool money for charitable uses is a perfect fit for this most charitable state. At our founding in 1994, the Community Foundation followed a traditional community foundation model—transactional in nature—with donor gifts coming in and grants from those funds going back out again. But over the last […]

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