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Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Nicole Systrom

NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco speaks with Nicole Systrom, founder of Sutro Energy Group. Nicole talked about philanthropy’s role in climate change as well as how philanthropic capital is catalytic to incubate ideas and build infrastructure. She also shared about leveraging peer networks, intermediaries, and other resources.  Philanthropy is a practice borne out of compassion and commitment—and one…
Posted on May 19, 2022 by Nicole Systrom

Demystifying the Hidden Figure of ‘Effectiveness’

In philanthropy, effectiveness is our north star—it is the bar we measure ourselves against and the standard we strive to uphold. But what exactly does it mean to “successfully achieve an intended result” or “fulfill a specified function,” particularly when our structures, practices, and beliefs are called into question? What does it mean to be effective not just as funders,…
Posted on May 17, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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Cathy Cha, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, and Allison Magee are co-chairs of the 2022 Forum advisory committees. Two-plus years into a global pandemic, urgent discussions about climate change, and a long-overdue reckoning with racial inequities are transforming our social norms and society overall. We invite you to embrace family philanthropy’s role as a lever for change and join us in person…

May 2022: 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 Walter & Elise Hass Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Wege Foundation, and Winston Family Foundation. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your…
Posted on May 4, 2022

Takeaways Blog on Governance Practices for Better Decision Making

This blog summarizes key notes from our April Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar. Governance practices of philanthropic families are evolving to include more diverse voices and perspectives. Two common pathways that giving families are using to become more informed about the communities they partner with are creating an expert or community advisory committee to guide social impact strategies and decisions, and…
Posted on April 29, 2022 by Daria Teutonico