CommunityGiving is the new entity launched to help grow and support community foundations and community giving in their service areas. The website describes their work: “Together we unite foundations in Alexandria, Brainerd, Willmar and the Greater St. Cloud area under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.”
Steve Joul is the President and CEO of the new Community Giving, but comes to the role with many years of experience as leader of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. Host Steve Boland asks Steve Joul about the work of the independent community foundations, and the strategic decisions to create a supportive organization to share partnership resources in a new way and grow investment in area nonprofits.