Starting a community foundation is a complicated business. This section presents:
Factors to consider at the start-up phase will help a community determine the feasibility of creating an independent foundation versus establishing an affiliate relationship with an existing community foundation. A community may be best served by linking with a neighboring, professionally staffed community foundation with experience.
The information is divided into the following catagories:
How To - strategies and tools used by the Council of Michigan Foundations to help communities start a community foundation.
Lessons Learned - lesson we have learned that may be helpful to other community foundations.
Other Resources - key resources from outside of Michigan.
The strategies, tools, lessons learned and resources include links to websites, publications, issues papers, practical tools and sample documents to read, print out and/or download.