Posts tagged to 'Collaboration'
by Ellen Friedman
and Lisa Jaguzny
on March 25, 2015
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked in our March webinar, Funding film to educate, engage and achieve social change. This webinar took a fascinating look at family foundations investing in films and social action campaigns to advance their mission and create positive social change.
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently prompted by a Friend of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. We decided to take this question to our LinkedIn Family Philanthropy Network. If you are interested in a great additional support system for your family philanthropy, we suggest you join our LinkedIn network!
by Barbara Taylor
on October 18, 2014
Like many regional associations of grantmakers, Grantmakers of Western PA (GWP) was created to help those working in philanthropy connect with and learn from one another. As GWP approaches its 30th anniversary, the people interested in making smart community investments have broadened well beyond...
by Christine Reeves
on April 29, 2014
With the 2014 National Forum on Family Philanthropy right around the corner (May 7-9 in Cambridge, MA), there are lots of conversations, ideas, and relationship-building on the horizon. In the spirit of good conference-ing, my friends at the National Center for Family Philanthropy asked me to author a...
by Lauren Hasey Maher
on February 26, 2014
A Conversation with Nancy Leonard, David Nee, and Carmen Siberon of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund on Community Based Advocacy
Children and storytelling have always been at the heart of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. It is only fitting that one of their most successful...
by Kate Wolford
on August 15, 2013
Thinking about entering the world of Twitter, but not sure whether it’s a good use of your time? Not sure what to tweet about, who to follow, or how to measure and maximize the value of your time spent on social media? In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we’re delighted to share the...
Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to feature videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. For our May edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Wallis Annenberg, board chair, and Leonard Aube, executive...
by Emily Tow Jackson
on April 15, 2013
I get asked this question often. How can a small foundation with few staff really catalyze large scale social change? In fact, how can a foundation of any size play this role? At The Tow Foundation, we have attempted to play a significant role in juvenile justice reform, an issue that seems like an...
by Jason C. Born
on June 11, 2009
In 1990, a family trust in Connecticut decided to pursue an audacious goal: to end homelessness in America. The board thoroughly studied the issue, and eventually committed themselves to an equally bold strategy – creating a national movement. The Melville Charitable Trust’s considerable impact since...
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by Elaine Gast Fawcett
on April 15, 2009
“At a time like this, we need to stop investing in treasuries and bonds and start investing directly in our communities.” —Tom Parker, Hutton Foundation
As a family fund these days, you might feel like crawling into a corner and licking your endowment losses. But look on the bright side....