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New Report: 21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations

New Report: “21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations”It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of a new report, “21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations.” You can download the report for free from the GuideStar website.

A lot has happened since the Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, opened its doors on January 2, 1914:

What hasn’t changed is community foundations’ commitment to identifying and addressing needs in their respective locations.

Given the tremendous changes in the community foundation landscape—and the tremendous variety within that landscape—we wanted to identify tools that can help community foundations continue to play a vital role in local philanthropy. With input from Central Florida Foundation, Council on Foundations, Exponent Partners, and Foundant Technologies, we’ve pinpointed sites, software, and applications that can help community foundations:

  • Keep up with developments in the community foundation landscape
  • Connect nonprofits with donors
  • Tackle grantmaking mechanics
  • Evaluate effectiveness
  • Increase grantmaking efficiency with integrated systems

Some of these tools are available for free. Others require a subscription or purchase.

Whether you’re with a small community foundation that has limited technical resources or a behemoth that boasts a sophisticated IT department, we hope you’ll find “21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations” valuable.  

Download your free copy 

New Report: 21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community FoundationsThe preceding post is by Suzanne Coffman, GuideStar’s editorial director.

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