President's Point of View: Ten years ago when community foundations wanted to mirror the financial services industry…I hadn't read this before my recent posts on community foundations and commercial donor advised funds. Diana Sieger has a good historical perspective. I believe my points mirror hers (community foundations should not try to be like the commercial DAFs) but I would also guess that she and I would disagree on a number of issues.
Sean – I believe it is important for businesses and organizations to stay committed to their missions AND have a sustainable business model. Was pleased to see your post. Don’t assume I don’t agree with you on many points. I have been following your blog for some time! Thanks, Diana Sieger