Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

The 10 biggest trends in family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 23, 2015

In an age when donor-advised funds and social enterprises dominate discussions about U.S. giving trends, a groundbreaking new NCFP study reveals that a growing number of families are more interested in forming their own foundations, and they are using these foundations to distribute assets at a much faster rate than their predecessors.

New NCFP study shows new family foundations giving at faster rate than predecessors

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 12, 2015

In an age when donor-advised funds and social enterprises dominate discussions about U.S. giving trends, a groundbreaking new NCFP study reveals that a growing number of families are more interested in forming their own foundations, and they are using these foundations to distribute assets at a much faster rate than their predecessors.

Trends in Family Philanthropy: A sneak preview

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 2, 2015

The Chronicle of Philanthropy today offers a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released Trends in Family Philanthropy survey — focusing on how NCFP’s new benchmark survey reflects the growing interest among recent donors in creating family foundations.

Bringing families together: Reflections from the National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 28, 2015

Lisa Parker remembers the first time she met someone like her. Parker, now the third-generation president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, had grown up in a prominent philanthropic family. But it wasn’t until middle school — when she learned that one of her classmates was the daughter of a family that ran a California family foundation — that she discovered that she is part of a larger tribe. “We looked at each other and thought, ‘We’re the same aliens,’” Parker recalled earlier this month from the main stage of the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle.

The Andrus Family Fund: Weaving a rich tapestry of youth philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 23, 2015

Editor's note: This month's article features NCFP and Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Connect's Igniting the Spark: Examples of Next Gen Engagement Strategies case study on the Andrus Family Fund.

As our family grows, how do we decide who gets to participate in the philanthropy?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on June 25, 2015

As our philanthropic family grows more diverse and distinct – as well as more geographically distant from the roots of the founders – how do we decide who should participate in the family’s philanthropy and how they will participate?

I am Family Philanthropy: William Graustein

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on May 27, 2015

Every day we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new compelling profile in their own words. In this month's video, we are delighted to share the reflections of William Graustein of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.

I am Family Philanthropy: Chris & Sarah Miller

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 25, 2015

Every day we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new compelling profile in their own words. In this month's video, we are delighted to feature NCFP Board member Sarah K. Miller and her husband Chris Miller of the RGK Foundation.

Family Philanthropy through Community Foundations: A special new initiative

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 25, 2015

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is excited to announce a new initiative focused on supporting families giving through community foundations. Grants from The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Lilly Endowment are helping to launch the new project, having each awarded NCFP new grants to develop programming and resources to meet the needs of donor families working with community foundations as their giving partner.

Do you have event ideas for foundations and nonprofits to network with one another?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 25, 2015

This month we are delighted to feature a question recently prompted by a Friend of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. We decided to take this question to our LinkedIn Family Philanthropy Network. If you are interested in a great additional support system for your family philanthropy, we suggest you join our LinkedIn network!

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