Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century - Memphis, TN

The Council on Foundations will be joining the AdNet Conference, an affinity group of community foundation advancement officers and development professionals, at their national convening Mar 20-22, 2017 in Memphis, TN.

Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century Lunch Plenary

A dynamic group of panelists including Betsy Constantine, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo; Kevin Murphy, Berks County Community Foundation; and Michael Miller, Colonial Consulting will discuss the rationale of asset growth and how changes in the financial and investment sector may force fundamental changes on community foundations. Moderated by Brad Ward, Council on Foundations.

With the pace of change in our world, disruption is a natural state in communities everywhere. Change is the new normal. So how do community foundations, institutions of long-standing tradition and influential in how communities address change, adapt themselves to the new normal? Competitive advantage flows to the organizations that see and act on those shifts first. Most community foundations are concerned that without growth, they will fall behind and no longer be well-positioned to in their communities.

Kevin Murphy, President and CEO of the Berks County Community Foundation and the Council on Foundations’ first Foundation Leader in Residence, explores such disruptions to the community foundation business model, the rationale of asset growth, how changes in the local financial services field may force some fundamental changes on community foundations.   Receive a digital copy and read the opinon piece, Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century.

While the views expressed in this paper are those of Kevin Murphy and not the Council on Foundations, it is the Council’s role to lift up timely, pressing, and often provocative conversations about the field of philanthropy.