Impact and Outcomes: From Jargon to Meaning

Posted by Giving Compass on May 28, 2018

Ending homelessness. Improving school readiness. Preserving wildlife habitat. Impact statements can inspire and bring together partners, staff and funders around common, long-term goals that deserve focused efforts and resources.

The David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director Lukas Haynes featured on the That Got Me Thinking Podcast

Posted by Lukas Haynes on May 24, 2018

Listen to the David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director Lukas Haynes in conversation with Ellie Newman, host of That Got Me Thinking podcast, during a live radio KDPI interview in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the interview, Lukas talks about David Rockefeller’s philanthropic giving and the values and program priorities of Rockefeller’s 5th generation family foundation.

The Next Five Years: Three Reasons We Must Adapt

Posted by Open Road Alliance on May 22, 2018

When is an organization no longer a ‘start-up’? Is it age, size, or some other acquired wisdom that moves it out of the ‘test and experiment’ stage into the ‘institutional’ one? When is it time for an organization to change or adapt? Do we revisit strategies every 3 or 5 years because they are ‘round numbers’? Or do we watch the world around us and continuously react? How do you know when to grow?

Grantmaking that is “With” and not “For”

Posted by Helen LaKelly Hunt on May 17, 2018

What if the beneficiaries of the hardworking organizations that foundations serve were represented among foundation leadership?

Approaching Philanthropy with a Beginner's Mind: Five New Perspectives that Deliver

Posted by Leslie Pine on May 17, 2018

Is it possible that some of the most inspired, effective solutions to the most intractable challenges could come from nothing?

Is Impact Investing the Next Big Thing for Donor-Advised Funds?

Posted by Nicholas Salter on May 9, 2018

Private foundations have been taking bolder steps toward impact investing in recent years. But with more individuals turning to donor-advised funds (DAFs) to facilitate their giving, how can those funds also be invested today to improve the world?

Huge Footprint: Self Family Foundation Helped Transform Area in its 75 Years

Posted by The Index-Journal on May 7, 2018

The Self Family Foundation has been a part of Greenwood for 75 years, and its work is interwoven into the fabric of the community. “Greenwood is a much different place today because of the investments of the foundation,” said Frank Wideman III, president and CEO of the private family foundation.

The Value of Making A Family Legacy Film

Posted by Yuval Lion on May 4, 2018

Suddenly, I was thinking more about the meaning of money, responsibility, privilege, and the possible consequences of inherited wealth. That led me to question my parents’ legacy – how would their wealth impact future generations of our family?

Investment Approach 101: Learn the Basics

Posted by Kylie Musolf on May 2, 2018

Lots of foundations are starting to look at their investment strategy as a way to increase the impact of their philanthropic dollars.

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the William Penn Foundation; the Haas, Jr. Fund; the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Bainum Family Foundation.

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