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December 2021: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. This month features updates from the Castellano Family Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, General Service Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund,  McKnight Foundation, Stupski Foundation.  Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP…
Posted on December 1, 2021

We Can Be Bold Together

Today, the family philanthropy field is at a point of inflection. We are amidst a culminating moment in which our social, economic, and political landscapes are significantly changing. Now it is time for us to reflect on our purpose, pace, and practice to decide how we will meet this moment. Will family philanthropy maintain the status quo? Or will we…
Posted on December 1, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Giving Circle Spotlight: Ecowomanist Institute ELM Giving Circle

Grapevine, an online platform for giving circles, interviewed one of its community members to shed light on their origin story, the power of giving together, and how they have built community. We’d love to hear your origin story. How did your giving circle come to be?  The giving circle came as a result of our inaugural Southeast Region EcoWomanist Institute…
Posted on November 24, 2021 by Veronica Kyle, Valerie Hill Rawls

Trust-Based Philanthropy: Shifting Power to Communities

This article was originally published by Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions and is re-posted here with permission. Philanthropy is a complicated pursuit. Donors are committed to supporting their grantees to advance social progress, yet they hold a disproportionate amount of power, and operate within an inherently inequitable system that often perpetuates harm. Foundations and donors have virtually all the…
Posted on November 23, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Shaady Salehi

Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar, President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, joins NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco for a Family Philanthropy Speaks episode on data science, artificial intelligence, and the foundation’s recent merger. Hear about the innovative strategies the McGovern Foundation is using to tackle social issues.  Philanthropy is a practice borne out of compassion and commitment—and one that is…
Posted on November 22, 2021 by Vilas Dhar, Nicholas A. Tedesco