After The Flood: Some “Out Of The Box” Options For Foundations

June 2010
Steven E. Mayer, Ph.D., Director Effective Communities, LLC
“After the Flood,” written in the days after Katrina struck, conveys important messages still relevant to philanthropy in the wake of the Gulf oil leak. Especially timely is the call to include regional and local community groups, activist networks, and civic associations—the muscle, minds, and spirit of the Gulf Coast—in the action and service needed now to stem the oil tide, from clean-up to short- and long-term policy development.