• Description

This information on starting a regional association of grantmakers was excerpted from the Regional Initiative Handbook, a two-volume publication to foster the formation and strengthening of regional associations of grantmakers. It was originally a product of The Regional Initiative, a 1992-1995 special project cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and twenty-four of the nation's regional associations of grantmakers. The purpose of the Initiative was to enhance the capacity of regional associations to meet their members' needs, by building both management and program effectiveness. The Initiative's long-term goal was to strengthen regional associations as agents of organized philanthropy in American life.