Voices from the Field Posts

Next gen leaders taking the reins of family philanthropy

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

Editor’s note: The new Next Gen Donors report features a variety of quotes and perspectives from next gen donors on the topics of values and legacy, strategic grantmaking, and collaborations and relationships. Here are a few of the highlights. Values and Legacy: Quotes from The Next Gen Donors Study ...

Leadership transitions in family philanthropy

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

Editor’s note: Several of the National Center’s most popular guides and publications have addressed the topic of transitions in family philanthropy. Here are selected quotes from these timeless publications.   Transitions as opportunities for change “Transitions are opportunities for change, not...

Celebrating Fifteen Years of Family Giving

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

The National Center is celebrating our 15th year of providing advice and assistance for families in philanthropy, and what better way to celebrate than to share the perspectives and comments from many of the families we have served over the years. Thank you for your support! Do you have a testimonial...

Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change

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

Shortly after Hurricane Sandy struck, the National Center collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to produce a special edition of Family Giving News highlighting eight long-term opportunities for philanthropy to step in and support relief and recovery efforts. Several readers wrote back...

Public Policy Meets Private Philanthropy

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

As the 2012 U.S. Presidential election race heats up, philanthropic networks around the country are adding fuel to the fire by promoting and hosting a variety of conversations discussing the relationship between public policy and private philanthropy. Many of NCFP's Family Philanthropy Online Partner...

Great Quotes in Family Philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2011

There’s been an interesting discussion going on for some time at the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s LinkedIn page on “Best Philanthropy Quotes.” We’ve been following it for a while, and while there are indeed many great quotes included in the conversation, we’ve been a bit disappointed that only a very...

On the Phone With... Dan Bader of the Helen Bader Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 15, 2011

Listen to the National Center’s interview with Dan Bader to hear more about the Helen Bader Foundation’s lessons learned in aging and Alzheimer’s: The Helen Bader Foundation: Donor’s Passion Leads to Foundation’s Mission (click to listen to audio) The Helen Bader Foundation’s Alzheimer’s and Aging...

On the Phone With... NCFP Board Chair Carrie Avery of the Durfee Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 15, 2011

In October 2010, the National Center’s Board elected Carrie Avery as the new chair of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, succeeding Mary Mountcastle of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Carrie is the President of the Durfee Foundation, a family foundation based in Los Angeles....

On the phone with... Alice Buhl

Posted by Alice Buhl on October 25, 2010

Welcome to the October edition of “On the Phone With…,” our series of interviews with leading family foundations and philanthropy experts from around the country. This month we’re on the phone with Alice Buhl. In this interview, Alice discusses the "Spectrum of Family Involvement" for family...

On the phone with... Mary Mountcastle

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 15, 2010

Listen to the audio version of this interview here. Ginny Esposito:  Welcome to our very special December edition of “On the Phone With…”  Mary Mountcastle is the immediate past Board chair of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She is a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the...

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