Transparency Case Study: The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on December 5, 2018

What choices do family foundations and funds have when it comes to transparency? And what approaches are families taking when it comes to managing transparency, communications, and privacy? NCFP's new guide, "Transparency in Family Philanthropy: Opening to the Possibilities," features a collection of five diverse funder stories exploring different takes on how families think about and act on transparency—and what they have learned as a result. This month we share the experiences and lessons learned from the The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

News and Notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family Network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 3, 2018

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Nord Family Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Rasmuson Foundation; Hyde Family Foundation; Ruth Mott Foundation; and the Bainum Family Foundation.

Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy: Themes from Nationwide Focus Groups

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 28, 2018

As part of its 20th Anniversary, the National Center for Family Philanthropy held a year-long exploration of themes and trends in family philanthropy. This involved convening 17 focus groups around the country. Here are the major themes gleaned from the Imagining the Future focus groups.

Impact Investing: The Russell Family Foundation’s Journey From a Little to a Lot

Posted by Richard Woo on November 26, 2018

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships.

How We Give: Ten Tips for Donors and Families

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 21, 2018

There is a lot of justifiable attention paid these days to some of the BIG questions about philanthropy and the philanthropic process: Why give? How much to give? What to give to? What difference does it make?

It's the Giving Season: Joy, Wonder, Togetherness, and Sharing

Posted by Katherine Scott on November 20, 2018

As you plan for the holidays - whether to find a turkey, put up your holiday decorations, or plan time with family - we wanted to share some of our own favorite holiday traditions from staff and giving families.

How Segal Family Foundation is Deepening Impact with Grantees through Scalable Technology Platforms

Posted by Andy Bryant on November 14, 2018

As part of its "Active Partnership" model, the Segal Family Foundation offers a package of capacity-building services to help visionary organizations—both doers and donors—across Sub-Saharan Africa to build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations.

Making an Impact: Millenial Donors at the Calgary Foundation

Posted by Calgary Foundation on November 7, 2018

She may be just 18 years old, but Kinga Nolan’s concept of giving back to the community is well-ingrained in her world view. A science lover and passionate advocate for head injury awareness, Nolan is proof that millennials can be leaders in community engagement when given the right opportunities.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Fellows Class of 2020

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 31, 2018

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new class of Fellows for 2019: Mary Mountcastle, Kelly Nowlin, and June Wilson. The NCFP Fellows program was created to honor veteran leaders in family philanthropy and to nurture a generation of new leaders who will strengthen and add to the field.

The Link Between Transparency, Privilege, and Power in Family Philanthropy

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on October 29, 2018

What choices do family foundations and funds have when it comes to transparency? And what approaches are families taking when it comes to managing transparency, communications, and privacy?

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