Unity Foundation chooses to work with Maine nonprofits that are getting serious about sustainability – a philanthropy buzzword that can mean something a little different to anyone who is talking about it. For Unity Foundation program officer, Lori Roming, sustainability is akin to “going from getting all the ducks in the pond to getting them in a row.”
A committed and engaged board of directors. A thoughtfully planned organizational structure. Knowledgeable and engaged leaders. An actionable and measurable strategic plan. Financial controls to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. These are some of the organizational attributes Unity Foundation evaluates in selecting the organizations we will support, providing tools to those nonprofits who are poised for long-term maturity and success in their quest to become . . . sustainable.