Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

The value of transparency

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 20, 2013

"In the world of philanthropy, people are either going to trust us and see us as a transparent, honest broker or they're not. And if we demonstrate transparency and honesty along the way, we tend to get that back. And if we don't, we tend not to get that back."  --Rachel Monroe, President, Harry and...

Giving while living: Melinda Gates

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center has been delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, our final in this series, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Melinda Gatesh, board member and guiding...

Taking on big challenges

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 25, 2013

"Our trustees believe that you take on big challenges - and that you are in for the long haul."  - Ira Hirschfield,President, Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund Source: "Haas family on forefront of aid to gay marriage,"San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, October 25th

Giving while living: Carolyn and Peter Lynch

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Carolyn and Peter Lynch, co-founders of The Lynch Foundation....

Family philanthropy and impact investing

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 15, 2013

The field of mission-related investing or broadly termed ‘impact investing’ continues to build momentum as investment opportunities span multiple asset classes, infrastructure improvements promote transparency, and social entrepreneurs are building sustainable, scalable companies....

Giving while living: Charles Bronfman

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Charles Bronfman, son of Seagram Company founder and philanthropist...

Giving while living: Emmett Carson, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Emmett Carson, founding CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation....

Giving while living: Jennifer and Peter Buffett

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Jennifer and Peter Buffett, founders of the Novo Foundation....

Who should we follow as we get started on twitter?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2013

We’ve heard a lot about the potential value of Twitter for keeping connected with nonprofits and fellow grantmakers in our community. Do you have suggestions for specific Twitter feeds that our foundation staff and board member may choose to follow as we get started? New to the world of Twitter?...

Being a (next gen) leader

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 25, 2013

"I have learned a lot about how to be a leader; this means learning how to set goals and deadlines and meet them, what to do when you don't, how to work patiently with other people, how to ask for what you want without being demanding, what it means to run a meeting (create bylaws, appoint a secretary...

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