CEONet is a national network of community foundation CEOs that help each other do their job. It facilitates useful learning from peer CEOs and from issue and organizational changemakers.
Community Foundation CEOs are at the forefront of building connections within and for their community – with local leaders, nonprofit organizations, donors, resident groups, government entities and regional and national stakeholders. With the help of board members, staff and local volunteers, CEOs bring these actors together as needed and leverage action, resources, and collaboration to catalyze and create positive impact in their communities.
CEOs face a set of challenges and responsibilities that are unique from other foundation staff, who generally have more specialized jobs. Besides being chief strategist and leader for the board and staff, CEOs must stay abreast of local, state, and national issues/trends; identify good practice for managing and operating the community foundation; and spot and adapt the latest innovations and thinking on how to build strong, healthy, and vibrant communities – and the foundation’s role in it.
To provide every Community Foundation leader with an inclusive network of peer-to-peer connections, field-enhancing resources, and programming to support and elevate their unique role strengthening charitable giving and providing community leadership.
Community Foundations leaders are connected with one another and relevant resources, innovating and empowering the field and each other, which results in inclusive, strong, and vibrant communities.
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