By Sharon Danosky
More than any other single organization, community foundations have a strong understanding on the wants, needs and aspirations of a community.
Strictly speaking, community foundations bring together resources from individuals, families and businesses to support the nonprofits in their communities. In reality, they do so much more. From helping emerging philanthropists to maximize their contributions to building capacity in the nonprofit sector, community foundations play an integral role in addressing community needs and improving the lives of all those who reside there.
They also take the pulse of the community. They understand how its residents are doing and where there are gaps in services and opportunities. [Read more…]