Coinciding with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first community foundation (the Cleveland Foundation), this now-classic collection of ten essays and sixteen case studies is a product of the National Agenda for Community Foundations' Community Leadership Project. Edited and introduced by Richard Magat, the book aims to motivate discussion about the role of community foundations in the future as well as to identify innovative solutions to the problems they currently face. In the essay section of the book (Part 1), David C. Hammack provides an historical overview of community foundations, setting their development into the pattern of transformations which the national charitable framework underwent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He also suggests a future agenda for research. Paul Ylvisaker examines the future of community foundations in relation to various dimensions along which the concept of community will be stretched--geographic, diversity, fragmentation, values, and shared interests. James Joseph addresses the concept of leadership in community foundations, commenting on a leader's need for vitality, values, and vision. Bruce Newman cites eight pioneers of the community foundation movement. Jennifer Leonard examines the birth and death of community foundations. The sixth chapter in Part 1 provides comments from thirteen donors on their reasons for giving. Mariam Noland analyzes the complexities involved in community foundation grantmaking. Susan Berresford addresses the issue of collaboration. Steven Minter urges that formal standards be established for community foundations. And Robert Bothwell provides a critic's view, examining public accountability, accessibility, responsiveness, and fundraising. The case studies in Part 2 are grouped in areas in which leadership was exercised--"Conveners on Community Needs", "Asset Growth", "Assistance to Nonprofits", "Catalyst on Critical Issues", "Neighborhood Development", and "New Philanthropists".Link: http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Servant-Community-Leadership-Foundations/dp/0879543329
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