Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 5)

Posted on June 23, 2022 by Thomas Griffith, Monica Merante, Heather Cash, Anne McKune, Tony Macklin

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This is NCFP’s fifth deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive philanthropic services. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engaged advisors, and more. Their presentations will be based on NCFP’s Philanthropic Services Business… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Engaging Next Gen: Implementation, Impact, and Next Iterations

Posted on June 23, 2022 by Jennifer Touchet

Following over ten years of success in supporting families, Greater Houston Community Foundation is working to improve their Center for Family Philanthropy from outcomes analysis, a field scan, and a research study. Join Jennifer Touchet to learn about how better understanding of the impact of supporting families is adjusting their program model, and day-to-day support. This session will be an… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Using the Family Giving Lifecycle Toolkit

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Tony Macklin

Community foundations are asked to guide families through many points of inflection and reflection in their philanthropic journeys. In those moments, families can embrace proven practices and advance momentum or stall out due to uncertainty and lack of clarity. How can you as a philanthropic advisor forecast those points of inflection and prepare your donors for more informed decisions? NCFP’s… Read More

Grantmaking Reporting Best Practices: Delivering Insights from Your Data to Your Leadership

Posted on June 13, 2022 by David Hazeltine

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This webinar is presented by Blackbaud in partnership with NCFP. Many funders have staff leaders who request robust data and reports to make informed, forward-looking decisions. It can be challenging to balance the information needs of staff leaders with the desire to be a grantmaking institution that limits the administrative burden and reporting requirements of its grantees. When selecting a… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

Posted on May 26, 2022 by J.M. Johnson, Beth Harper Briglia, Katie Scott

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We are creating time for peer learning based on your personal experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. We will be picking topics from the community foundation workshop in June, so that you can dive deeper with peers.  There is no need to have attended the workshop or to be an expert on the topic. Getting Started: haven’t done formal… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Philanthropic Services Beyond Grants

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Tony Macklin

Donors use an increasingly broad set of tools to make a difference, amplifying the impact of their gifts and grants. We heard examples in last year’s Supporting Young Changemakers Spark Session and NCFP’s new Impact Strategies & Tools Primer provides more detail. How might you as a philanthropic advisor increase your comfort and competence in discussing the broader toolkit? We’ll… Read More

2022 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on April 5, 2022 by John Oddy, Hali Lee, Nicole Kyauk, J.M. Johnson, Ali Sirkus Brody, Jennifer Touchet, Jennifer Olson Curry, Joanne Cohen, Michael Moody, Robyn Schein

This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to five staff member attendees at no cost. Please note: This is a standalone workshop, not connected with any other NCFP events. View the agenda… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Racial Equity Programming for Donors

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Charisse Grant, Djaka Blais-Amare, Janeen Webb

What do organizational values of equity, justice, or even reconciliation look like in action? Join the Calgary Foundation and The Miami Foundation to discuss how equity permeates their strategic plans and work and learn about their racial equity programming for donors. Learn how these foundations have integrated living their values into better serving their donors and informed family philanthropy. This… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Next Gen Engagement

Posted on February 15, 2022 by Linsey Mills, Michael Nuno, Caroline Kuebler

Next generation engagement fosters their leadership, supports community engagement, and involves future generations of givers or successor advisors. Community foundations have a variety of models for next-gen engagement, which can allow donors to learn together, develop their personal giving goals, and network with peers. Community foundations are also well-positioned to teach next-generation donors about local community needs. Learn about different… Read More

Pluralism in Family Philanthropy: Navigating Tensions and Bridging Divides for Impact

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Uma Viswanathan, Tegan Acton, Heather Templeton Dill, Brian Hooks, Nicholas A. Tedesco

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In an increasingly divisive society, people are facing complex, challenging dialogues around politics, ethics, and social issues, struggling to manage perspectives across the political aisle and facilitate healthy discourse with multiple viewpoints. What is taking place on a macro scale is mirrored within individual families—difficult conversations, distinct political and cultural divides, and in many cases gridlock or an inability to… Read More