How community funds help “push power out of the door:” find out more about our recent webinar

Our role isn’t to say “Do A, B and C.” We know a fair amount of how to do what we’re doing and we’ve got a fair amount of experience, but ultimately, if we believe that the only people that can build and sustain a community are the people that live and work there, I’m not convinced that what matters is what I tell people to do. What ultimately matters is what people decide is in their best interest. In many cases we’re helping to facilitate that conversation, share information, or community leaders from a neighbouring community may go and share their experience. Jeff Yost, Nebraska Community Foundation, United States

“We believe that everybody is involved in a community, every child, every grown-up is a donor and we believe that every small contribution can become big. And therefore we say that we enable our community members to talk to each other.” Johanna Hendricks, West Coast Community Foundation, South Africa

Our recent webinar looked at how two community foundations – one in South Africa and the other in the United States – are using community (affiliated) funds to build grassroots philanthropy as a development tool and to stay local. Or, as put by Jeff Yost of the Nebraska Community Foundation, how community funds help “push power out the door.”

Missed it? See below for links to the webinar itself, a full transcript, presentations and a set of additional tools and resources.

Watch the webinar

Read a transcript of the webinar

 

Presentations:

Johanna Hendriks, CEO, West Coast Community Foundation

Jeff Yost, President and CEO, Nebraska Community Foundation

 

Additional materials:

“A different vision of rural philanthropy” by Jeff Yost

Nebraska Community Foundation 2014 Annual Report

Nebraska Community Foundation “Turn up your dream switch” video

West Coast Community Foundation “Hands of hope” video

 

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