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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.

On the National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Posted by Sharmila Rao Thakkar on October 28, 2015

“I am feeling inspired, encouraged, renewed and re-energized about my work, I can't think of any sessions that didn't leave me with multiple takeaways and lessons learned.” -- Sharmila Thakkar, Executive Director, Siragusa Foundation Source: Bringing Families Together: Reflections from the National Forum on Family Philanthropy

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

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

This month we feature news about the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Inc.; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc.; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Surdna Foundation; the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; and The Clowes Fund.

Upcoming events in family philanthropy

Posted on October 28, 2015

Each month we are pleased to feature upcoming events from NCFP and our many colleagues in the field of philanthropy. This month we feature events to finish up this year strong and events to look forward to in the next year!

Announcing NCFP's new Vice President of Planning and Management

Posted on October 28, 2015

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is delighted to announce Neil Sumilas as its Vice President of Planning and Management. In this role, Neil manages NCFP's administrative and financial operations, strategic planning, staffing and personnel, and Board relations.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 24, 2015

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature news about the The Leighty Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest, and the Rasmuson Foundation. Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of the National Center and have an update or news about your foundation that you would like to share with Family Giving News readers? Please email us. Interested in learning more about Friends of the Family? Go here.

Upcoming events in family philanthropy

Posted on September 24, 2015

Each month we are pleased to feature upcoming events from NCFP and our many colleagues in the field of philanthropy. This month we feature our upcoming National Forum on Family Philanthropy, along with events from our colleagues at Philanthropy Southwest, Resource Generation, Youth Philanthropy Connect and many more!

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.

Upcoming events in family philanthropy

Posted on August 25, 2015

Each month we are pleased to feature upcoming events from NCFP and our many colleagues in the field of philanthropy. This month we feature our upcoming National Forum on Family Philanthropy, along with events from our colleagues at Philanthropy Southwest, Resource Generation, Youth Philanthropy Connect and many more!

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