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Community Visions, Community Solutions

Community Visions, Community SolutionsGrantmaking for Comprehensive Impact

How to foster community problem solving: Filled with fresh ideas, concrete strategies, wisdom from the field, compelling case studies, and contact information, Community Visions, Community Solutions provokes both thought and action, fosters new ideas, and leads to solutions. This book is for... more

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How to foster community problem solving: Filled with fresh ideas, concrete strategies, wisdom from the field, compelling case studies, and contact information, Community Visions, Community Solutions provokes both thought and action, fosters new ideas, and leads to solutions. This book is for community, independent, public, family, or corporate foundations; federated giving organizations; government agencies; corporate giving programs; capacity building providers; independent consultants; management support organizations; for-profit consulting firms; intermediary organizations; retired executives; community support organizations; state associations of nonprofits; research groups; staff or trustees of a nonprofit; and academic institutions. Benefits you'll get include a three-step process for laying groundwork for community-wide change, pros and cons of different community governance strategies, three strategies for funding solutions, a list of community support organization dos and don'ts, case studies, and an extensive resource list for further reading. This book is the second in a series of funders guides developed by Fieldstone Alliance and GEO. The series is aimed at strengthening nonprofit organizations, the communities they serve, and the nonprofit sector through effective grantmaking.