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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 5, 2017

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Carlson Family Foundation; Raikes Foundation; S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Robins Foundation; Tarsadia Foundation; Flora Family Foundation; Hyde Family Foundation; The Clowes Fund; and Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

NCFP launches ‘Generations Together,’ a new online resource to help families empower the next generation of philanthropists

Posted on March 1, 2016

Generations Together – which launches today and is sponsored by U.S. Trust – is an online resource that helps young adults, teens and children explore family traditions and goals, learn about giving, and understand how philanthropy works. “Through our work advising families, we are consistently confronted by parents with the same question: How do we make sure we’re raising charitable, socially responsible children?” said Ginny Esposito, NCFP’s President and Founder.

Six family philanthropy trends to watch in 2016

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 7, 2016

2015 was a remarkable year for family philanthropy. It brought the release of landmark new research on our field, new investments in programs that address many of our world’s most pressing challenges, and a spirit of optimism and cooperation that inspires unprecedented collaboration and progress. As we get back to work after the holidays, we’re looking ahead to another exciting year in 2016. Here are six things you can expect to see in the next 12 months that will impact your work...

Sticking the landing: A growing trend toward spending out

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 2, 2015

For much of the 20th century, the vast majority of U.S. foundations operated under the assumption that they would be in business forever. However, as a new generation of family philanthropists take over — and families contemplate just how long forever actually lasts — a growing number are deciding that they would rather spend down their assets during a set period of time than manage their endowments in perpetuity.

The 10 biggest trends in family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 23, 2015

In an age when donor-advised funds and social enterprises dominate discussions about U.S. giving trends, a groundbreaking new NCFP study reveals that a growing number of families are more interested in forming their own foundations, and they are using these foundations to distribute assets at a much faster rate than their predecessors.

New NCFP study shows new family foundations giving at faster rate than predecessors

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 12, 2015

In an age when donor-advised funds and social enterprises dominate discussions about U.S. giving trends, a groundbreaking new NCFP study reveals that a growing number of families are more interested in forming their own foundations, and they are using these foundations to distribute assets at a much faster rate than their predecessors.

Trends in Family Philanthropy: A sneak preview

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 2, 2015

The Chronicle of Philanthropy today offers a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released Trends in Family Philanthropy survey — focusing on how NCFP’s new benchmark survey reflects the growing interest among recent donors in creating family foundations.

Trends, transitions and transformation: A triumph of donor family engagement and learning

Posted by Virginia Esposito on October 28, 2015

Enthusiasm, storytelling and terrific weather were all part of the Seattle setting for NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy. More than 400 registrants and presenters gathered around current themes in effective family grantmaking. What characterizes this program from any other is the overwhelming percentage of trustees and family members. CEOs and those representing other forms of grantmaking – donor advised funds, social venture groups, family office giving and more – fill out the rest of the hallways with colleague to colleague conversations.

Bringing families together: Reflections from the National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 28, 2015

Lisa Parker remembers the first time she met someone like her. Parker, now the third-generation president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, had grown up in a prominent philanthropic family. But it wasn’t until middle school — when she learned that one of her classmates was the daughter of a family that ran a California family foundation — that she discovered that she is part of a larger tribe. “We looked at each other and thought, ‘We’re the same aliens,’” Parker recalled earlier this month from the main stage of the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle.

National Center for Family Philanthropy names Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart Fellows in Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two of family philanthropy’s brightest young leaders — Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation President Katherine Lorenz and Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Executive Director Doug Bitonti Stewart — have been named Fellows by the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

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