Posts tagged to 'Creative grantmaking'
by Christine Sherry
on April 15, 2013
In days of scarce resources and seemingly endless philanthropic choices, family foundations and funds can frequently feel overwhelmed by options and unsure where to best place their philanthropic bets. Many funders wisely choose a focus area for funding, and then proceed to investigate – or be...
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 March edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Carrie Avery, president of The Durfee Foundation and board...
by Virginia Esposito
on April 15, 2010
When it comes to working in the philanthropic sector, it can be easy to be so overwhelmed by all the challenges that you miss celebrating the little wins much less your overall progress toward mission. There is too little time and too little money. There are too many good ideas and an uncertain path to...
by Virginia Esposito
on October 15, 2009
This issue of Family Giving News gives the National Center for Family Philanthropy a chance to highlight both the common and the uncommon practices of philanthropic families.
A week ago, we released the full findings of our study, Current Practices of Family Foundations. This is the first time an...
by Susan Crites Price
on October 11, 2009
Summer’s over, but for many Massachusetts families, the memories linger on. That’s because from July 3 to September 4, Boston’s Highland Street Foundation sponsored Free Fun Fridays at each of 10 museums and other attractions across the state. Thousands of children and families enjoyed a free...
by William C. Graustein
on June 15, 2009
Editor’s note: We often encourage philanthropic families to share their family stories. It’s a crucial way to pass on the family’s legacy to the next generation. In this essay, National Center for Family Philanthropy Board Member Bill Graustein shares how he uses storytelling to help nonprofit leaders...
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....
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A new group of young Jews, the grandsons and granddaughters of several prominent giving families, is carrying on a legacy of giving while rewriting the rules for a new generation.
The Slingshot Fund was born on Grand Street.
Danielle Durchslag, a great-granddaughter of Nathan Cummings, founder of Sara...