We are pleased to present to you our strategic plan, launched in 2011, in this interactive format to encourage your questions, comments, suggestions, and conversation. As you read the various parts of our plan, when you see something that intrigues, puzzles, excites, or worries you, please take a moment to let us know in the Comments boxes located throughout.
We set the stage with a survey of the current landscape, which takes into account the ongoing and rapidly changing developments on the front lines of philanthropy, as well as the Foundation Center’s legacy and how we have evolved into what we are today. You’ll also find a thorough list of the key assumptions we’ve made—the things we believe to be true about the world that has informed our decision making.
The heart of the plan comes in the form of six strategic priorities:
♦ Connect nonprofits to the resources they need to thrive
♦ Empower donors with knowledge tools they need to be more strategic
♦ Build the global data platform for philanthropy
♦ Communicate philanthropy’s contribution to making a better world
♦ Encourage greater foundation transparency
♦ Ensure that our technology provides a strong foundation for the Center’s work
If you believe, as we do, that philanthropy is an engine for positive social change, then please join us in our effort to nurture it, to support and advance the work of those around the world who transform lives and make the world a better place.
Bradford K. Smith