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October 2013

Counting on assets

Posted on Oct 24, 2013, by

Where other people see problems in an inner city neighborhood, John McKnight sees assets. McKnight is a professor emeritus at Northwestern University, an author and co-creator of Asset Based Community Development. He visited the Fox Cities recently to check out Neighborhood Partners, a project that seeks to build on the assets of the central Appleton neighborhood […]

Neighbors renewing neighborhood

Posted on Oct 14, 2013, by

Residents of a central city Appleton neighborhood will have resources available to grow their own food, reduce their energy usage and renew their neighborhood through a partnership of nonprofits, funded by a $55,000 grant from the Environmental Sustainability Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. 

We decided to get with the plan

Posted on Oct 10, 2013, by

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” A.A. Milne You have heard the advice — plan ahead! Finally, after many years of working with other nonprofits, worrying about emergency situations we would regularly see and responding to requests for funding something […]

Leadership takeaways

Posted on Oct 3, 2013, by

After attending the Council on Foundations’ Fall Conference for Community Foundations in San Diego last week with my colleague Shelly Leadley, our director of donor services, and 700 other people, we left with these key takeaways shared at one of the sessions on community leadership: