Building and Maintaining Strong Foundations: Creating Community Responsive Philanthropy in Nonprofit Conversions

Publication date: 
January, 2004
This handbook addresses how community members and consumer advocates can get involved in the creation and ongoing operation of new health foundations in order to address the health needs of their locality, state, or region. It identifies the primary components of good practices in building and maintaining foundations, focusing on: the planning process, mission statement, criteria for the governing board, the board selection process, and the organizational structure.  While the discussion is focused on health care conversion foundations, these principles can be used just as effectively to build community accountability into the creation or re-structuring of any foundation.
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