How We Give: Ten Tips for Donors and Families

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 21, 2018

There is a lot of justifiable attention paid these days to some of the BIG questions about philanthropy and the philanthropic process: Why give? How much to give? What to give to? What difference does it make?

It's the Giving Season: Joy, Wonder, Togetherness, and Sharing

Posted by Katherine Scott on November 20, 2018

As you plan for the holidays - whether to find a turkey, put up your holiday decorations, or plan time with family - we wanted to share some of our own favorite holiday traditions from staff and giving families.

How Segal Family Foundation is Deepening Impact with Grantees through Scalable Technology Platforms

Posted by Andy Bryant on November 14, 2018

As part of its "Active Partnership" model, the Segal Family Foundation offers a package of capacity-building services to help visionary organizations—both doers and donors—across Sub-Saharan Africa to build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations.

Making an Impact: Millennial Donors at the Calgary Foundation

Posted by Calgary Foundation on November 7, 2018

She may be just 18 years old, but Kinga Nolan’s concept of giving back to the community is well-ingrained in her world view. A science lover and passionate advocate for head injury awareness, Nolan is proof that millennials can be leaders in community engagement when given the right opportunities.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Fellows Class of 2020

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 31, 2018

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new class of Fellows for 2019: Mary Mountcastle, Kelly Nowlin, and June Wilson. The NCFP Fellows program was created to honor veteran leaders in family philanthropy and to nurture a generation of new leaders who will strengthen and add to the field.

The Link Between Transparency, Privilege, and Power in Family Philanthropy

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on October 29, 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?

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 26, 2018

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Castellano Family Foundation; Russell Family Foundationn; Wyncote Foundation; Frey Foundation; and the JF Maddox Foundation.

Foundations Partnering to Raise the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Posted by Susan Crites Price on October 23, 2018

From a community foundation standpoint, teaching philanthropy at a very early age is part of donor development.

Four Questions for Nonprofit and Foundation Boards to Protect Their Organizations

Posted by Anne Wallestad and Aaron Dorfman on October 15, 2018

The board’s role in CEO oversight is not a straightforward or easy role to play, but it is an absolutely critical one.

Census 2020: Five Strategies for Family Foundations Seeking to Help Ensure an Accurate Count

Posted by Perla Ni on October 11, 2018

If you care about funding for your local community’s low-income housing, early-childhood education, healthcare and food stamps, few initiatives have as much impact on these services as the Census.

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