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The Critical Need to Invest in Women’s Leadership: An opportunity to learn, take action, and generate match funding

Over the course of my career in philanthropy and government, I’ve been fortunate to participate in many high-level meetings where key decisions have been made.  All too often, I was the only woman in these rooms—whether I was at the table or in a supporting role. It’s hard to believe that it’s necessary to make the point that women need…
Posted on September 29, 2022 by Gabrielle Fitzgerald
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The Tenets of Impactful Giving

Using Values & Passion as Your Giving Guide Stars Wherever it takes you, the journey towards achieving maximum philanthropic impact starts with your convictions and beliefs about how you might change the world for the better. Values are your guide stars. They guide the choices you make, and the most satisfying and effective philanthropy is built on those deeply held…
Posted on September 26, 2022 by Gillian Howell

Five Questions for Doug Bitonti Stewart

Anniversaries are times for reflection on and celebration of the past, as well as an opportunity to imagine the future. As the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) celebrates our 25th anniversary, we are speaking with community members about their reflections on the evolutions of their own philanthropy, the sector, and NCFP as well as their hopes for the future. …
Posted on September 21, 2022 by Doug Bitonti Stewart

How a Connecticut Family Foundation Evolved to Support Youth-Led Social Change

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing series on the many forms of family philanthropy, in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and produced by Inside Philanthropy’s editorial team. The origins of the Perrin Family Foundation are similar to many other grantmakers rooted in the wealth of successful American executives. Charles Perrin started his career at…
Posted on September 9, 2022 by Ade Adeniji
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Seeing is Believing: Engaging the Next Generation through Video and Experiential Learning

One important aspect of family foundations is the way in which they help transmit family values from generation to generation. Beyond the top-level value of philanthropy, family foundations are mechanisms to share the core values that underlie the family’s approach to its work such as justice, equity, opportunity, and compassion—and the deep connection and relationship the family has with its…
Posted on September 1, 2022 by Debbie Brodsky, Josh Mintz