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An Easy Step to Improve Transparency and Access in Philanthropy

Grantmakers can have a reputation for having opaque guidelines and limited access to information. David Weitnauer and his colleague, Rachel Sprecher, explain how The Dobbs Foundation took another step towards transparency and accessibility with their Open Information Sessions. Black Box. Enigma. Total mystery. No, these are not a reference to Thursday’s Wordle or how ChatGPT works. They’re regrettable tropes we’ve…
Posted on March 7, 2023 by David Weitnauer, Rachel Sprecher

March 2023: News and Notes from NCFP’s Members and Partners

Network News highlights updates from NCFP’s members and network partners. Current NCFP members or network partners are encouraged to email us with news they would like shared with the community.  Fleishhacker Foundation’s Eureka Fellowship Program Awardees Announced Twelve Bay Area artists were named as the newest recipients of the Fleishhacker Foundation’s Eureka Fellowship Program. Awarded four at a time over…
Posted on March 2, 2023
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Avoiding Avoidance: Managing Healthy Family Conflict

Avoiding conflict can often seem like the easiest path to take, but if families are to truly practice effective family philanthropy they must deal with conflict head on. Tony Macklin outlines how families can better approach this issue. Disagreements between two or more people are about what they want to happen next. The participants can typically resolve the dispute without…
Posted on February 28, 2023 by Tony Macklin

Equitable Philanthropy Case Study: The 1954 Project Approach

This piece was originally published by The Bridgespan Group and is re-posted with permission. Founded by philanthropists Liz and Don Thompson of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education (The Cafe) to upend the chronic underinvestment in Black-led organizations, The 1954 Project seeks to radically redesign how philanthropy connects with Black leaders in education. The Thompsons note, ” The 1954 Project…
Posted on February 17, 2023 by The Bridgespan Group

Peer Networks: Building New Connections

NCFP’s Peer Networks are a place to find your community of peers. Read on to learn about our Peer Network offerings and how you can join to learn and connect with colleagues. For any role, it is crucial to not only understand what is expected of you, but to also feel a sense of belonging and connection to your peers…
Posted on February 10, 2023 by National Center for Family Philanthropy