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Engaging Youth Peer Network: Supporting Youth Givers Across Ages

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Marlene Corrado, Alexis Marion, Neil Gobioff

How do you support the youth within your family or your foundation as they learn and grow? Join three different foundations as they discuss supporting kids at all different stages. Our speakers, including a youth board member, will share their favorite tools and activities for kids by age. Hear real stories and examples of how these tools and activities have… Read More

Death, Legacy, and Leadership Transition

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Elaine Gast Fawcett

The death of a foundation leader or senior family member is likely the most emotional change a foundation will undergo. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, family members and the board face grief and loss, and also an onslaught of financial, legal, and organizational issues. How can you plan ahead, as a foundation and as a family? And how can you… Read More

Values-based Leadership for the Future of Health: A Conversation with Barbara Bush and Global Health Corps

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Joanna Galaris, Barbara Bush, Sandra Isano, Heather Anderson

Join us in welcoming to our virtual stage Global Health Corps (GHC) Co-Founder and Board Chair Barbara Bush and CEO Heather Anderson. Barbara will share a brief history of her inspiration and initial vision for the organization, and then engage in a conversation with other panelists that illuminates GHC’s journey from launching as a small startup in 2009 to building… Read More

The Evolution of Family Philanthropy: The DR Fund Shares Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Giving

Posted on October 1, 2020 by Camilla Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, Jr., Nicholas A. Tedesco, Lukas Haynes

Philanthropy is an ever-evolving effort—as the world and family shifts, so too must a family’s philanthropy. This nimbleness and ability to adapt is a hallmark of the Rockefeller family, and The David Rockefeller Fund’s 30 year history reflects the fact that while change is inevitable and necessary, it can remain rooted in the values and legacy of family. This discussion… Read More

Next Gen Fellows Program

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Kerry McHugh

The Next Gen Fellows Program is a 3-week leadership development program for the next generation of foundation leaders. The fellowship is designed for current or soon-to-be trustees and staff roughly 18–35 years old. We are thrilled to host this virtual cohort as a collaboration between Exponent Philanthropy and the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In this program, you will: Be guided… Read More

The Canary Fund: Participatory Grantmaking at the David Rockefeller Fund

Posted on September 14, 2020 by David Rockefeller Fund

The following excerpt from Leading with Love and Gratitude: The David Rockefeller Fund at 30 shares the story of the DR Fund’s work and strategies seeking to address the long-term impact of penal system policies on people, families, and communities, featuring the participatory grantmaking approach of the Canary Fund. In 2016–17, Lukas Haynes established a path-breaking DR Fund fellowship program… Read More

Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Cynthia Gibson

Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking looks at why and how funders are engaging in participatory grantmaking and shifting decision-making power to the very communities impacted by funding decisions. Through examples and insights from a diverse range of participatory grantmakers, the report explores the benefits, challenges, and models of participatory grantmaking… Read More

A Call to Action: Trustee Advocacy to Advance Opportunity for Black Communities in Philanthropy

Posted on August 24, 2020 by ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

Black professionals’ opportunities to lead in foundations in senior positions and the pipeline for Black talent for the institution; Opportunities for Black professional services and vendors to do business with the philanthropic sector; and Expanded foundation funding in Black communities in ways that are effective and responsible to the issues impacting our lives. This Call to Action includes specific ways… Read More

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