By David Biemesderfer, President & CEO, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Follow me: @dbiemesderfer
I am honored to be among a diverse group of 22 nonprofit and philanthropy leaders who have signed a letter, released today, to thank foundations that have invested in the “nonprofit infrastructure” — those organizations devoted to supporting the health of the nonprofit sector — and to invite all foundations to join them. I have been involved with infrastructure organizations for more than 20 years – specifically regional philanthropy associations – and have seen firsthand how, as the letter states, “they make foundations and nonprofits more effective in their quest to make the world better.” They are organizations worth supporting.
I have worked for two regional philanthropy associations and currently lead the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers – a nationwide network of 33 regional philanthropy associations. Together we represent more than 5,500 organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America. Each of these 33 organizations is a critical connector, educator, convener, knowledge creator and leader for philanthropy in its region.
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