In the Field Posts

Are you using your power, or leaving it on the table?

Posted by Andy Carroll and Exponent Philanthropy on April 26, 2016

Acknowledging and talking about power is taboo. We’re uncomfortable with the fact that some wield greater strength and influence, and feel no shame about using it to hold sway over others. In spite of our laws and regulations, our checks and balances, our moral and social norms nurturing restraint and respect, people use power to bend rules, exclude and disenfranchise, distort facts and disseminate misinformation, manufacture fear, and secure preferential treatment.

NCFP launches ‘Generations Together,’ a new online resource to help families empower the next generation of philanthropists

Posted on March 1, 2016

Generations Together – which launches today and is sponsored by U.S. Trust – is an online resource that helps young adults, teens and children explore family traditions and goals, learn about giving, and understand how philanthropy works. “Through our work advising families, we are consistently confronted by parents with the same question: How do we make sure we’re raising charitable, socially responsible children?” said Ginny Esposito, NCFP’s President and Founder.

Happy Birthday: Celebrating 100 years of family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 6, 2016

Family philanthropy has been at the core of America’s giving landscape for more than 100 years. Many of the family foundations, community foundations, and other philanthropic institutions established by giving families in the first half of the 20th century continue to play important roles in the communities and causes they serve. In this month’s issue of Family Giving News, we are pleased to start a new annual tradition at NCFP of celebrating significant birthday milestones reached by family and community foundations in the field.

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.

National Center for Family Philanthropy names Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart Fellows in Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two of family philanthropy’s brightest young leaders — Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation President Katherine Lorenz and Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Executive Director Doug Bitonti Stewart — have been named Fellows by the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

Upcoming events in family philanthropy

Posted on July 29, 2014

Each month we are pleased to feature upcoming events from NCFP and our many colleagues in the field of philanthropy. This month we feature our 2014 Trustee Education Institute, as well as events from our colleagues at Philanthropy Roundtable, Exponent Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, Family Office Exchange, and many more!

Susan Packard Orr named first Distinguished Fellow in Family Philanthropy

BOSTON – The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) today announced that Susan Packard Orr, Chair of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, is its first Distinguished Fellow in Family Philanthropy. The announcement was made at the first National Forum on Family Philanthropy, taking place...

Limiting Support to Established Nonprofits

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2012

Recently, the United Way of the National Capital Area announced that going forward it would restrict its funding and would make grants only to nonprofits with budgets over $50,000. In this month’s “Voices in the Field” we feature the perspectives and comments of several nonprofit leaders and...

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