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Families and Community Foundations: Natural Partners, Enhanced Results

Posted on September 15, 2013

Family philanthropy has been at the heart of the community foundation field since its inception. In 1914, Frederick H. Goff and his family created the first community foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Since then, tens of thousands of families, individual donors and corporations—many of them family...

#Family #Philanthropy and social media: A conversation with @KateWolford, president of @McKnightFdn

Posted by Kate Wolford on August 15, 2013

Thinking about entering the world of Twitter, but not sure whether it’s a good use of your time? Not sure what to tweet about, who to follow, or how to measure and maximize the value of your time spent on social media? In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we’re delighted to share the...

Igniting the spark, part II: How do next gen boards work and how do we create one?

Posted by Kevin Laskowski , Katie Marcus Reker and Annie Hernandez on July 15, 2013

Part 2 of 2 The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.”    Giving families...

Igniting the Spark: What Is a Next Gen Board and Why Do Family Foundations Use Them?

Posted by Kevin Laskowski , Katie Marcus Reker and Annie Hernandez on June 15, 2013

By Kevin Laskowski, Annie Hernandez, and Katie Marcus Reker Part 1 of 2 The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating...

Prize Philanthropy: Spurring Innovation and Awareness of New Solutions

Posted by Rachel Szymanski on May 15, 2013

The recent Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences established by tech giants Yuri Milner, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojciciki, and Mark Zuckerburg has been awarded to 11 scientists doing innovative research. At $3 million for each scientist, these awards are more than twice the amount of each Nobel Prize....

Don't reinvent the wheel: The power of field scans

Posted by Christine Sherry on April 15, 2013

In days of scarce resources and seemingly endless philanthropic choices, family foundations and funds can frequently feel overwhelmed by options and unsure where to best place their philanthropic bets.  Many funders wisely choose a focus area for funding, and then proceed to investigate – or be...

Building High Quality Family Connections Across Generations

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

Editor’s Note: In last month’s edition of Family Giving News, we featured results of a new study from our colleagues at 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy on the goals, motivations, and strategies of Next Gen Donors. In this month’s issue, we follow-up that report with a collection of...

Who are the next generation of major donors?

Posted by Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker on February 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: This month’s issue of Family Giving News features an overview of the results of the exciting new study conducted by our colleagues at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64. To download the full report, please go to www.nextgendonors.org. Please note that the Next Gen Study is...

Positioning your board for proactive, positive, transitions from senior leadership to the next generation

Posted by Alice Buhl on January 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: As NCFP begins the celebration of our 15th year, one of the key overarching themes of our work will be the exploration of the many types of transitions that family philanthropies experience. To help kick off our Year of the Transition, we’re pleased to share an excerpt from one of the...

Getting started with impact investing: Overcoming resistance from family and board members

Posted by Julia Balandina Jaquier on November 15, 2012

Editor’s Note: Impact investing is of growing interest to the many thousands of philanthropic families around the world who manage their philanthropy through family foundations and family offices. In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we present practical solutions and advice regarding one of...

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