In 2007, the Council’s Community Foundations Leadership Team worked hand in hand with community foundation leaders to create the 2007-2010 Plan of Action. The strategic plan aims to strengthen the partnership between the CFLT and the field on behalf of their communities by focusing on the following goals: (1) create, capture, and share knowledge, (2) increase the understanding and practice of community leadership, (3) strengthen organizational effectiveness, and (4) ensure supportive legislative and regulatory environments.
The Plan of Action actively engages the field to build stronger communities via a vibrant learning network. Community foundations bring the network to life by initiating ideas to explore, sharing the outcomes of these ideas, and participating in peer learning opportunities, such as the CFLT Regional Learning Forum program.
This information was gathered in May 2011 during the Regional Learning Forum, How Community Foundations Can Spur Regional Innovation Through Economic Development, which was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and co-hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundations. Participants included colleagues from regional associations as well as representatives from over 75 community foundations in 12 states throughout the Midwest.
The information in this CFSolutions was gathered in May 2010 during the Leadership Team's second Regional Learning Forum, Community Leadership – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth, co-sponsored by CFLeads and Associated Grantmakers, in Boston. Participants included colleagues from several regional associations as well as representatives from 27 community foundations from 10 states across the country.
The information in this CFSolutions was gathered in June 2009 during the first such forum, Redesigning the Community Foundation in Troubled Economic Times, co-sponsored by the Donors Forum, in Chicago. Participants included colleagues from several regional associations as well as representatives from 40 community foundations from 18 states across the country.