Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century

KEVIN K. MURPHY | September 24, 2019

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For the past several years, a debate has simmered in the community foundation field about the future of the community foundation business model. Some leaders in the field have said that the model is “broken” while others feel comfortable about the future of their organizations. In 2014, at the behest of the Council on Foundations and a group of leading foundations, the Monitor Institute looked at the issue and posited a third alternative: Perhaps there really was no single business model that described the wide range of community foundations and what they do for their communities.

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