Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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.

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

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

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota and The Heinz Foundation. Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members.

Welcome to new NCFP board members and staff

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 22, 2015

We are delighted to welcome two new members to the NCFP Board of Directors: Lisa Parker, president and executive director, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation and Ellie Frey Zagel, trustee, Frey Foundation. Their experience and leadership will be invaluable as NCFP continues to provide the resources, expertise, and support families need to transform their values into effective giving and a lasting impact on the communities they serve. We are also pleased to announce that Liz Sullivan will be serving as the new Program Manager for NCFP’s new community foundation initiative, Family Philanthropy Through Community Foundations.

Compelling stories that have impact

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

"Documentary films that tell compelling stories in creative ways really are essential elements in an overall ecosystem of cultural strategies, and they do have an impact.” - Ellen Friedman, Executive Director, Compton Foundation Source: March 12th NCFP Webinar:Funding film to educate, engage and...

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.

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

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

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature updates on the grantmaking programs of several friends, including the Dyson Foundatoin, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Belk Endowment, The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, and William Penn Foundation, Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members.

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!

Planning for change while involving the next generation

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

"If you are welcoming the next generation, it's a wonderful time to sit down and reevaluate what you're doing because, even if you're doing wonderful things, people want to feel engaged. So, even if you go through a strategic planning process and you decide, 'we're going to continue to do the same...

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