chapter  21
Into the Second Century
ByTerry Mazany, David C. Perry
Pages 4

Over the past decade, commentators both inside and outside of community foundations have expressed a sense of angst over the encroachment of marketbased competitors, a failing business model, and daunting challenges facing our communities that seem to outstrip our capacity to effect real and lasting change. The contribution of theory helps to ground our understanding of the macrodynamics of place and provide insights into the nature of the changes we experience. What have we learned through this inquiry?