The Community Foundation places great value on community convening to be as strategic as possible when providing resources to Nantucket’s most pressing community needs. Our Advisory Committee of health care workers, educators, clergy, police, town officials, the media and others, meet throughout the year to identify and prioritize the Island’s most critical needs.
Members of the Advisory Committee are elected annually by the Board of Trustees. Members are updated on grant making and other activities of the Foundation so that they can help the general public develop an awareness of and involvement in the policies, purposes, objectives, and operations of the Foundation.
Summaries of Advisory Committee Activity
Nantucket Nonprofit Leadership Conference
For the past two years the Community Foundation for Nantucket has held an annual Nantucket Nonprofit Leadership Conference.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of a CFN benefactor, the Foundation has been able to offer our Island nonprofit leadership teams and board members a full day workshop. Participants have been able to learn from experts in the field on topics that included Strategic Planning, Board Development, Outcomes Based Planning and Nonprofit Finances. Workshop presenters have included Bud Ris, Nanette Fridman, Brian Kellaway and David Orlinoff, Barbara O’Reilly, Ed Sluga, Alyssa Wright, and Sharna Goldseker.