The Home Depot Foundation Building Community Network (BCN) was inspired by the Foundation’s belief that leaders working together can catalyze community change far beyond individual efforts. Through BCN, the Foundation seeks to engage and support the region’s top leaders in their work regarding critical causes important to the Foundation and the communities it serves.
BCN participation is extended by invitation only to senior leadership at more than 125 of the region’s premier nonprofit organizations. Participants engage in an annual series of impact speaker presentations and seminars organized around topics of critical importance to sector and community leadership in order to build understanding, enhance organizational response, and spur collaborative coordination.
Member engagement in annual leadership gatherings has created one of the longest-standing and most unique executive leadership programs in the country, which continues to drive innovation, understanding, collaboration, and goodwill among the organizations represented in the network.
The Foundation and GCN welcome the 2023 Building Community Network Participants, and we look forward to engaging with you as we learn and collaborate throughout the program year.
2023 Program Focus
Mega Trends: Impacts and Opportunities for Nonprofits Over the Next 5 Years
Nonprofits have faced huge challenges and have undergone an incredible amount of change over the past few years, and this will not slow down in the near term. Nonprofits will have to continue to deal with the aftereffects of the pandemic and its attendant economic challenges while also navigating the ever-faster evolution of technology, ongoing changes in public support, and seismic shifts in the way work gets accomplished.
The 2023 BCN program presents a look into some of the mega trends we believe will influence the way nonprofits operate and serve community. A series of impact speaker events will provide context for three of the most pressing issues. Additionally, we will present a resource hub with an array of additional research, curated information, and bonus sessions to help BCN leaders build strategies and adapt in an uncertain world.