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Public Transportation

I hope that you have had the chance to read the article in last Saturday’s Morris Daily Herald about the “first ever” meeting on public transportation in Grundy County.  The meeting last Friday was hosted by Richard Joyce of the Grundy County board and the Morris Community Foundation.  “Thank you” to all who attended!   …

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36,000 Per Year

The Morris Community Foundation has two board members who have announced that they will be retiring from the board this summer:  Rev. Chuck Richardson and Andy Hunt.  This is sad news for us simply because they are two very hard-working individuals who have brought ideas, energy, and responsibility to the table.   However, “hard-working” may …

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New Year, New Funds

December was a busy month for the Morris Community Foundation because of all of the year-end activity.  Many members of our community remember our organization in their year-end charitable giving and we’d like to publicly thank all of them for their support.   Last month was also a milestone for the Foundation for two reasons.  …

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Leverage

The word “leverage” is quite the buzz word in most business and not-for-profit sectors.  I looked it up and one definition of “leverage” is “the use of a small initial investment…to gain a very high return in relation to one’s investment…”   One reason “leverage” is such a buzz word in the community foundation field …

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Leadership in Transition

Last week a group of us attended the “Dynamic Leadership Conference for Enterprising Nonprofits,” which was hosted by the Grand Victoria Foundation and held at Elgin Community College.   The workshops for the day reviewed different aspects of leadership, including staff leadership, board leadership, the leadership of organizations in the community, and the leadership of …

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