Courage to Lead (from our hearts) in Philanthropy

Posted by Gayle Williams on April 30, 2018

Twenty five years of work in foundations has confirmed for me what is now emerging as a truth in the leadership field: Trustworthy relationships and emotional intelligence are at the heart of all successful leadership.

The Alabama Black Belt Foundation

Posted by The Alabama Black Belt Foundation on April 26, 2018

In 2011, Hunter Lewis, co-founder of global investment firm Cambridge Associates, was interested in purchasing land untouched by chemical herbicides and pesticides to use for an organic farming operation. Lewis found his oasis in the Black Belt of Alabama, which is named after its fertile black soil.

The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy

Posted by Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp on April 24, 2018

Across the field, philanthropy and other potential change-making institutions have grappled with implementing place-based initiatives and funding community-transformative systems.

Successful Generations Podcast: Engaging your Family in Family Philanthropy

Posted by Ellie Frey Zagel on April 19, 2018

In this episode, Virginia “Ginny” Esposito, Founder of the National Center of Family Philanthropy, highlights what family business is and common trends in the work she has been in for over 30 years.

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter

Posted by Independent Sector on April 17, 2018

Diversity, equity, inclusion. Nonprofit organizations use these words as they strive to become more diverse, yet many leaders are uncertain about the steps needed to turn dialogue – and intention – into action.

Why We Accept Proposals Written for Other Funders

Posted by Lisa Pilar Cowan on April 12, 2018

As soon as we determined the ‘what,’ we started to rethink the ‘how’ of our approach to grantmaking.

Letting Kids Decide What it Means to Be “Green”

Posted by Ellen Sabin on April 10, 2018

Teaching children the importance of helping others and taking care of the world around them is an essential part of building character. It is also important to encourage children to think about what they want to do to make the world a better place so they can truly understand the power of their actions.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Adds New Advancement Leader

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 9, 2018

The National Center for Family Philanthropy, announced today that Rick Schneider has been named Senior Vice President, Advancement. Schneider leads NCFP’s fundraising efforts, including the Friends of the Family and Leadership Circle relationships.

The Jacobs Family Foundation: Supporting Resident-Driven Community Ownership

Posted by Andrew Hapke on April 5, 2018

In a country where wealth is increasingly concentrated and the role of the government as a redistributive force is debated constantly, can we be an example of how individuals and families can redistribute their wealth in their own way?

Emotionally Invested: A Collection of Articles about Impact Investing

Posted by Tiedemann Wealth Management on April 4, 2018

Impact investing seeks a return from one’s investments other than a strictly financial return. For the majority of impact investors, that means they seek a general or specific environmental, social or governance outcome, in addition to a financial return, from their investments.

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