chapter  9
Ensuring There Is “Community” in the Community Foundation
ByAlicia Philipp, Tené Traylor
Pages 8

This chapter focuses on the new foundation's transition board crafted an expansive programmatic mission 'being a catalyst for positive community change in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, Civic Affairs, and Arts and Culture'. The first priorities focuses on three areas: building strong governance practices among board members, creating a strategic plan, and rebuilding the donor-development function. Tim Sanders implies the for-profit private sector may beat philanthropy to the punch in creating a capitalistic system for doing well in the communities. The board instantly recognized the benefits of strong governance practices, a clear sense of accountability, more effective meetings, and alignment with the organization's strategy. Gulf Coast was about to launch itself into the realm of catalytic change through public policy action and major donor engagement. Finally, begins with what issues or trends might affect the future relevance of community foundations. Humans trains to think in linear steps, technology innovation is advancing exponentially.