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Philanthropic Purpose in Action

Philanthropic purpose matters whether you are just beginning your work or are a long-established family philanthropy. But what are the benefits of articulating your philanthropic purpose and what does it look like in action? We explore how The Helen J. Serini Foundation has used its core values to guide its work and how the David Rockefeller Fund revisited its philanthropic…
Posted on January 25, 2023
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January 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.  Rasmuson Foundation Announces New CEO Gretchen Guess has been selected to succeed Diane Kaplan as CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation in Alaska. Gretchen is a former Alaska state legislator and…
Posted on January 12, 2023
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Powering Possibilities: In Community and for Community

Amazing things happen when people come together in community. Mutual aid groups support local communities with access to food and needed resources. Donor collaboratives now give over $2 billion annually. Community Advisory Councils are breaking from the traditional philanthropic mold of family philanthropy governance and expanding knowledge and connection to the communities they serve. In my personal and professional life…
Posted on January 5, 2023 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
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Five Questions for Kelly Nowlin

Anniversaries are times for reflection on and celebration of the past, as well as opportunity to imagine the future. As 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. Kelly Nowlin is the current chair of…
Posted on December 21, 2022 by Kelly Nowlin
The Eisner Family EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Portsmouth and Shrewsbury Town. From L to R: Anders Eisner, Breck Eisner, Jane Eisner, Michael Eisner, Eric Eisner. Photo courtesy of the Eisner Family

The Intergenerational Philanthropy of the Eisner Foundation

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. If there were a Disney film about family philanthropy, it might open with a scene from Michael Eisner’s childhood. The L.A.-based philanthropist, former chairman and CEO of…
Posted on December 20, 2022 by Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy