Jack's Journal - January 2021
The Pandemic at the Community Foundation Level
Director of Nonprofit Education & Consulting
The Pandemic at the Community Foundation Level – How the Main Street Community Foundation Weathered the Storm
Community foundations are a fascinating part of the nonprofit sector. They started to emerge in the 1920s in communities where local banks, which acted as trustees of many varied charitable trusts, found wisdom in consolidation of these many charitable assets into a “community trust” to facilitate administration and encourage more giving. They are close to the ground in their communities, tuned into and attentive to its needs.
We are at the one-year point of the COVID-19 quarantine. Community foundations have been at the front-lines dealing with the resulting hardships, and I asked Susan Sadecki, the President & CEO of the Main Street Community Foundation in Bristol, Connecticut, to discuss her and her organization’s experiences and to share any lessons learned from the experience. It is a wonderful story of people coming together and working cooperatively for the common good.
Our Zoom discussion can be found below, and I am sure you will enjoy and learn from Susan’s message.
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