Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito

Posted by Virginia Esposito on January 8, 2019

A letter from NCFP Founder and President Ginny Esposito.

News and Notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family Network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 2, 2019

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Russell Family Foundation; Bader Philanthropies; Nathan Cummings Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Meadows Foundation; Indiana Philanthropy Alliance; Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation; Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Rasmuson Foundation; and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

4 Small Nonprofit Challenges that Major Donors Should Understand: a Latin American Lens

Posted by Harriette Rothwell on December 18, 2018

Supporting small nonprofits in Latin America can have a higher comparative impact due to lower overhead, higher local community involvement and sustainability prospects. Major donors should understand the unique challenges these nonprofits face in order to be responsible and committed to making long term sustainable change in the region.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Board Leadership for 2019

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 17, 2018

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new leadership for 2019: Katherine Lorenz as chair, Lisa Parker as vice-chair, David Weitnauer as treasurer and Nancy Cable as secretary. NCFP extends sincere thanks to outgoing chair Ridgway White and those members whose board service ended in 2018: Janine Lee, Jane Leighty Justis, Cindy Mercer, Ridgway White, and Rick Williams.

My Journey from Advocate to Philanthropist

Posted by Gordon Irlam on December 14, 2018

Advocacy is a remarkably effective way to influence governments and institutions to tackle important problems - and it often influences one's philanthropy. Gordon Irlam shares how his experience as a volunteer advocate for global causes shaped his approach to giving.

3 Months, 3 Lessons Learned: My Time at NCFP

Posted by Lexi Laginess on December 12, 2018

Lexi Laginess describes her NCFP internship as an incredibly rewarding experience.

Transparency Case Study: The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on December 5, 2018

What choices do family foundations and funds have when it comes to transparency? And what approaches are families taking when it comes to managing transparency, communications, and privacy? NCFP's new guide, "Transparency in Family Philanthropy: Opening to the Possibilities," features a collection of five diverse funder stories exploring different takes on how families think about and act on transparency—and what they have learned as a result. This month we share the experiences and lessons learned from the The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

News and Notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family Network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 3, 2018

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Nord Family Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Rasmuson Foundation; Hyde Family Foundation; Ruth Mott Foundation; and the Bainum Family Foundation.

Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy: Themes from Nationwide Focus Groups

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 28, 2018

As part of its 20th Anniversary, the National Center for Family Philanthropy held a year-long exploration of themes and trends in family philanthropy. This involved convening 17 focus groups around the country. Here are the major themes gleaned from the Imagining the Future focus groups.

Impact Investing: The Russell Family Foundation’s Journey From a Little to a Lot

Posted by Richard Woo on November 26, 2018

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships.

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