As part of the long-term research agenda of the Community Foundations Leadership Team of the Council on Foundations, FSG recently surveyed the field to better understand:
- recent challenges to the economic sustainability of community foundations,
- the use of cost-revenue studies, and
- the extent of interest in gathering more consistent and timely benchmarking data about community foundation finances and operations.
Based on a survey of nearly 250 community foundation CEOs and CFOs as well as in-depth interviews with leaders in the community foundation field, this presentation summarizes our learnings.