Blog | From NCFP

Powering Possibilities: In Community and for Community

January 5, 2023 | Nicholas A. Tedesco
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 Read More
Blog | Voices from the Field

Delaplaine Foundation to Establish Community Advisory Council

June 6, 2022 | Marlene Young
Delaplaine Foundation, a private family foundation with deep roots in the Frederick, Maryland community, has been dedicated to making a positive difference in Frederick County and beyond since its inception in 2001. The name Delaplaine has been synonymous with philanthropic giving reaching back more than a century, and the foundation has awarded over $20M in grant funding to more than Read More
Blog | Voices from the Field

Using Strategic Planning to Foster Collaborative Community Social Impact

April 14, 2021 | Christine Koehn
Courtesy of Leah Kelley from Pexels While COVID has brought to the forefront the challenges that students face with getting a quality education, many students have struggled to get the supports they need to succeed in school for years. As the executive director of a family foundation focused on supporting efforts that promote educational, career, and life success, I have Read More
Blog | Voices from the Field

What We Learned When We Listened to Community Voices

August 10, 2020 | Neeraj Mehta, McKnight Foundation
Photo credit: Molly Miles This article was originally published by the McKnight Foundation and is re-posted here with permission. As the McKnight Foundation began developing a new program devoted to equity and inclusion in our state, we’ve been mindful that engaging the wisdom and expertise of individuals and communities beyond the Foundation walls increases the program’s relevance, credibility, and effectiveness. Read More
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June 2020 Friends Focus: The NCFP Community Responds to Systemic Racism

June 10, 2020
Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. In lieu of our standard updates, this month features a collection of statements in response to systemic racism from our Friends of the Family, Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, and Partner Subscribers.  The NCFP Community Responds to Systemic Racism Last week, NCFP joined many colleagues Read More
Blog | Voices from the Field

Oregon Community Foundation: Partnership and Collaboration Delivers Big Impact to COVID Response and Recovery

May 16, 2020 | Jennifer Olson Curry
In mid-March, as the scope and gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) moved nearly 100% of our staff to remote workplaces at the very moment our work increased in urgency and complexity. The pace of change and dramatic shift in service delivery is something none of us had ever experienced. I have been humbled by the Read More
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Leveraging Deep Community Ties: Rural Funders Tackle COVID-19

May 8, 2020 | Allen Smart
The philanthropic response to COVID-19 has been dominated by three separate but interconnected themes: (1) Relaxation of standard reporting requirements, programmatic restrictions and timelines, (2) Advocacy for funders to extend themselves past standard 5% payout spending policies and (3) Creation of emergency funding pools or other rapid response structures. While all are worthy of consideration, these trends are not groundbreaking Read More
Blog | Featured Article, From NCFP

NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community and Finding Solutions

Editor’s note: This content is authored by Jen Jope, Editor-in-Chief of Giving Compass. This content was originally published on Giving Compass and appears here with permission. Nick Tedesco knows a thing or two about family dynamics. For the last 15 years, he’s worked closely with family philanthropists as part of the team that launched the Giving Pledge at the Bill & Read More