2021 - 2025
In 2021, the Community Foundation engaged in a strategic planning process as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism assessment. These results and recommendations are included in a Strategic Direction that will guide our work through 2025. Read this message from our President and CEO Curt Detjen.
The foundation for our success includes focusing on our:
There are four strategic priorities that build upon this strong foundation to drive important areas of focus that we believe will make communities in the Fox Valley region stronger:
Coming soon, a summary of our strategic direction.
Information Technology Resources
In 2021 an in-depth, systemwide IT assessment, led by Community Foundation staff and key board members, emphasized the need for an information technology upgrades. Beginning in 2022, we are investing in and updating our information technology, including our databases and web portals.
Read our latest updates for this transition:
We promised to update you on our progress:
On September 2 we will begin Phase One of the technology improvements, including: financial and relationship databases, a scholarship application web portal, and a fund advisor web portal (currently known as Donor Services Online).
From September 2 through mid-October, some of our services will be unavailable for periods of time.
Thank you for your patience during our Phase One technology upgrade. You can count on your Community Foundation to continue to provide outstanding service with an improved technology platform.
Thank you for your support.
We are excited to announce that we have begun the process of upgrading to an easy to navigate, user-friendly technology platform for the Community Foundation and our supporting organization partners the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region and Appleton Education Foundation. The new database system is designed specifically for community foundations like ours. It will have long-lasting benefits for fund advisors, nonprofit organizations, scholarship applicants, volunteers, and staff.
This work is just starting and will continue well into 2023. We will communicate our progress regularly.
You can count on your Community Foundation and our supporting organization partners to continue to provide outstanding service with an improved technology platform.