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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 cutting edge work. This month features updates from The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation; The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; The Community Foundation Initiative and The Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Does NCFP have any resources to help my board chair prepare their successor?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 7, 2017

NCFP is happy to support this transition and we recommend the following resources to help you get started

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 29, 2017

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Siragusa Family Foundation; The Nord Family Foundation; The McKinney Family Foundation; The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Apex Foundation and The Philanthropic Initiative.

Exhibit in Review: Giving in America

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 1, 2017

Last December, NCFP’s staff ventured out to explore the Giving in America exhibit at the Smithsonian National American History Museum in Washington, D.C. Here are our takeaways.

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 1, 2017

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from The Wilson Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; The Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation; The McKnight Foundation; William G. McGowan Charitable Fund; and J.M. Kaplan Fund.

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 5, 2017

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Carlson Family Foundation; Raikes Foundation; S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Robins Foundation; Tarsadia Foundation; Flora Family Foundation; Hyde Family Foundation; The Clowes Fund; and Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

How Do You Create A Family Foundation?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 27, 2016

A former employer of mine has reached out and asked me to help him set up a new family foundation. Prior to now he has been giving around the kitchen table and now he would like to engage his family in a more formal way by possibly creating a family foundation. Can NCFP help us with this journey we are about to begin?

Susan Packard Orr Wonders: Dad, what were your goals for family involvement?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 21, 2016

When you were at the table, we generally worked through consensus building, rarely actually taking a vote. Of course since you were there, we had no trouble coming to agreement. We knew whose vote counted!

I am Family Philanthropy: Maya Patel

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 13, 2016

Maya Patel, President of The Tarsadia Foundation, reflects on how philanthropy has brought her family closer together through a variety of domestic and international site visits and volunteer opportunities.

Is there a database for donors to find great grants/nonprofits to fund?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 4, 2016

Every year, our family foundation considers new causes and grantees to support. Since the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, the foundation staff would like to know if there is a database or another resource that captures great grantseeker requests for funding. To our knowledge there...

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