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Can you suggest books for sharing the joy and potential of giving with younger family members?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 21, 2015

As NCFP prepares to close for a few days of end-of-the-year celebration and giving of thanks with Friends and Family, we're pleased to share a collection of some of our favorite books for sharing the joy and potential of giving with younger family member, including the new "Hip Family's Guide for Happier Holidays" by NCFP Board member Lisa Parker, president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation.

Sticking the landing: A growing trend toward spending out

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

For much of the 20th century, the vast majority of U.S. foundations operated under the assumption that they would be in business forever. However, as a new generation of family philanthropists take over — and families contemplate just how long forever actually lasts — a growing number are deciding that they would rather spend down their assets during a set period of time than manage their endowments in perpetuity.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 1, 2015

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature news about the Ruderman Family Foundation; the Self Family Foundation; the Durfee Foundation; and The McKnight Foundation.

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.

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

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

This month we feature news about the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Inc.; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc.; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Surdna Foundation; the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; and The Clowes Fund.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 24, 2015

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature news about the The Leighty Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest, and the Rasmuson Foundation. Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of the National Center and have an update or news about your foundation that you would like to share with Family Giving News readers? Please email us. Interested in learning more about Friends of the Family? Go here.

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

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

In this month's Friends Focus, we are delighted to highlight our Friends of the Family leaders who will serve as facilitators and presenters for NCFP's upcoming 2015 National Forum on Family Philanthropy. For a complete list of sessions and speakers, visit ncfpforum.org.

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