Community foundation growth impacts all aspects of the operating model. Whether growth happens steadily or is the result of a large, one-time contribution, it is likely to create the need for additional capacity. Through a survey created and disseminated by the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundation for its members, CF Insights examined some of the key differences in capacity in the financial and administrative functions of community foundations of different asset sizes, presenting its findings at their biennial conference in San Antonio in September 2019. Data points included gift and grant transaction volume, occupancy and technology costs, and when a dedicated HR director is typically added to the staff.
FAOG and CF Insights made the slide deck of the conference presentation available here.