Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations

Leaders of community foundations agree on the importance of strategy, but evidence suggests that few actually use it in the work of their foundations.

That finding is the outcome of new research drawing on interviews with community foundation CEOs, whose organizations are representative of the population of larger American community foundations.

Three profiles are included in the report, looking at the issue of strategy in the context of the circumstances of community foundations, poised among constituent groups including donors, grantees and community stakeholders.

September 2011

You May Also Like


All Benchmarking Resources >


All Transparency Resources >


  • Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success
    Download Now >
  • Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives
    Download Now >

All Relationships Resources >

Put Insights Into Action

Share Your
Research Ideas

Profile of Ellie Buteau
Ellie Buteau
Director of Research Projects and Special Advisor on Research Methodology and Analysis

Email Ellie

Assess Your

Book A
CEP Speaker