The Future of Community Foundations. A Transatlantic Perspective

Jun 01, 2007
  • Description

The TCFN Academy is a virtual think tank focusing on strategic issues that are relevant to the international community foundation movement. It provides a venue for studying important community foundation issues in a transnational, cross-cultural perspective. The report is a result of the TCFN Academy 2006, held in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, CA. It outlines the dominant themes of the Academy's discussions and includes short analyses of the specific situations in ten countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Key findings will be of interest to a wide audience of practitioners and funders of community-based philanthropy. The report can be downloaded at no cost from the Network's website. The Academy saw the report as a way to begin a broader inquiry. Aside from those described in the U.S., what other major trends or concepts should community foundations outside of the U.S. be anticipating and exploring? Howshould we be planning today to ensure our work is successful in the world we will inherit over the next generation?