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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 2, 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 Nathan Cummings Foundation; the Walton Family Foundation; the Meadows Foundation and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

When the Conversation Moves From the Family Room to the Boardroom

Posted by Virginia Esposito on April 1, 2018

One of the great opportunities of family philanthropy is spending meaningful time with those you love and know well. The challenge of family philanthropy is to avoid the stereotypes and patterns you are used to when you move out of the family room and into the boardroom.

When the Conversation Moves From the Family Room to the Boardroom

Posted by Virginia Esposito on April 1, 2018

One of the great opportunities of family philanthropy is spending meaningful time with those you love and know well. The challenge of family philanthropy is to avoid the stereotypes and patterns you are used to when you move out of the family room and into the boardroom.

Transmitting Generosity to Daughters & Sons

Posted by Andrea Pactor on March 27, 2018

This report suggests the need for parents to be more active and intentional in instilling values of generosity and philanthropy in all of their children, regardless of gender.

Honoring the Different Generations: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on March 26, 2018

When Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez discovered gas and oil on their ranch on the border of Mexico and Texas, they became multimillionaires overnight. However their values didn’t change.

The Future of African American Philanthropy

Posted by Gasby Brown on March 20, 2018

As the demography of America changes, the face of philanthropy is changing along with it. While African Americans have a tradition of giving, new data on African American donors gives us a clearer picture of the future of philanthropy in the U.S.

Adam Rockefeller Growald’s Secret to Success in the Boardroom

Posted by Kylie Musolf on March 19, 2018

For seasoned trustees: Are you preparing your young people for success?

Nothing Should Keep Us from Listening

Posted by Lindsay Louie on March 13, 2018

CEP’s new report, Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help, profiles five foundations that rank among the top 15 percent of foundations that commissioned a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) between 2016 and 2017. My biggest takeaway from this research? Nothing should keep us from listening!

Achieve Podcast: Building Awareness and Attention for Social Causes

Posted by Derrick Feldmann and Stacey Faella on March 8, 2018

Listen to Woodcock Foundation’s Executive Director Stacey Faella in conversation with Achieve’s President Derrick Feldmann about building awareness and attention for social causes.

Social Impact Culture: Three Strategies to Help Your Family Foundation Connect With the Next Generation

Posted by Exponent Philanthropy on March 6, 2018

How does today’s social impact culture affect the way you engage your children and grandchildren in your family’s philanthropy? That’s a question many trustees of America’s 42,000 family foundations are asking themselves as they look more closely at strategies to fulfill community passions, conduct responsible grantmaking, and inspire a philanthropic legacy for the next generation.

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