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DeKalb County Community Foundation Strategic Plan 2018-2021:
Goals and Objectives

Area: Endowments & Donor Services

Goal: Increase the amount of charitable giving occurring in partnership with the Foundation.
Objectives: Controlling for investment performance impact and estate gifts received, increase revenue growth as measured by the following:

  • Community Impact Funds – Realize a minimum 3% year over year increase in annual contributions to Community Impact Funds
  • Planned/Estate Gifts – Realize at least 3 new ‘expected’ gifts per year
  • Total Contributions – Realize a minimum 5% year over year increase in annual contributions (evaluate with/without including pass thru donations)

Area: Stewardship

Goal: Strengthen the Foundation’s capacity to meet the growing charitable needs of the community.
Objective: Increase the engagement of fund donors, beneficiary organizations, and Board members as measured by the following:

  • Fund Donors – Realize a minimum 5% year over year increase in annual contributions to existing Funds
  • Beneficiary Organizations – Support at least 3 new beneficiary organizations in increasing their awareness and/or promotion of ‘their Fund at the Foundation’ annually
  • Board Members – Minimum 75% attendance to meetings, 100% of members make a donation to the Foundation, a minimum of ‘good’ results of the annual Board Self-Assessment, thoughtful contributions in committee and board meetings, and connecting the Foundation with people in their circles of influence

Area: Grantmaking

Goal: Maximize the impact of grant outcomes.
Objective: Develop internal and external key performance indicators for each grant program of the Foundation.

Area: Community Initiatives

Goal: Use the Foundation’s resources to positively impact identified challenges facing DeKalb County.
Objective: Develop internal and external key performance indicators for each community initiative of the Foundation.