Expanding the Donor Base for Community Foundations in Latvia: Corporate Community Involvement, Cross-Sectoral Partnerships and Diaspora Philanthropy

Gunita Bullite, Emerging Leader, International Fellows Program ~ 2001




Gunita Bullite's study seeks to suggest methods for broadening and sustaining the donor base of Latvia's emerging community foundations. She focuses on two groups of potential donors—business and the Latvian diaspora—and examines ways of engaging these groups in building Latvia's community infrastructure. Ms. Bullite studies international corporate giving patterns and the history of Latvian diaspora giving in order to suggest replicable models to facilitate the involvement of business in community development and also create an enhanced sense of trust donors, organizations, and recipients. Her recommendations are intended to raise awareness within corporate and diaspora groups about the mutual benefits that can be derived from involvement in community development, including community foundations.




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