Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

I am Family Philanthropy: Carmen Castellano and Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 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 share the dynamic mother-and-daughter tandem of Carmen Castellano and Carmela Castellano-Garcia of the Castellano Family Foundation.

NCFP launches "Trends in Family Philanthropy" study

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 29, 2015

Family philanthropy’s role in the field of charitable giving has grown significantly in size and complexity over the past decade: in 2010, more than 40,000 family foundations donated over $20 billion according to the Foundation Center, representing 63% of all foundation giving....

I Am Family Philanthropy: Shirley Fredricks, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 29, 2015

Everyday 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 inaugural video, we feature NCFP founding board member Shirley Fredricks of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation.

Trends in family philanthropy project: Why now?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 29, 2015

"Part of the reason this project is so important now is that so many family foundations are new to this work, having been founded or at least organized since the beginning of this millennium. Many philanthropic families are in a moment of transition where there's new leadership that needs to come in,...

Welcome to new NCFP team members

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 29, 2015

As 2015 kicks into gear, we're delighted to announce that NCFP has hired several new team members. These individuals play an important role in NCFP's mission to provide the resources, expertise and support necessary for families to transform their values into effective giving.

Avoiding conflicts of interest in family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 15, 2014

"You shouldn't try to avoid conflicts of interest, because they're impossible to avoid. At some point, they will come up. The way to handle a conflict is to be trained about what may come up, to be very clear about disclosing them, and to make sure that disinterested, non-conflicted people are...

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 18, 2014

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 Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Roy a. Hunt Foundation, the Frey Foundation, the Ruderman Family Foundation, the George B. Storer Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the Andrus Family Fund, among others.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 17, 2014

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 David and Lura Lovell Foundation, the Frey Foundation, the Mathile Family Foundation, the Lumpkin Family Foundation, and The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

Managing unexpected transitions and change

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 19, 2014

"When change is thrust upon you, and you have to operate in the moment, I think those are the most difficult times. If that happens to you -- and I hope it doesn't -- my suggestion is to not move too quickly to a permanent solution. Recognize the value of a good interim plan to give you the time and...

What do we call our non-family board members?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 18, 2014

Currently, we use the term “non-family” board member for board members who are not members of our founding family, but we would like to find another term for these individuals. What do you suggest? We agree that the default term non-family is not necessarily the most inspiring way to describe the...

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