Honoring the Different Generations: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on April 3, 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.

Impact Investing and Donor Advised Funds: Guidance for the Savvy Donor

Posted by David A. Levitt on March 1, 2018

Donor advised funds (DAFs) can prove to be a useful tool for impact investing, provided that donors and their advisors are aware of certain points before making these investments.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 28, 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 John Templeton Foundation; the Hyde Foundation; the Hill-Snowdon Foundation; the Nord Family Foundation; the McGowan Fund; the Surdna Foundation and the Andrus Family Fund.

Thrive at Five: Families Sharing Stories

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on February 27, 2018

If you are a newer family foundation with one or two generations on the board, five generations may seem like a long time away. Yet in family philanthropy, quite a few foundations have been operating and thriving, for 50, 75, even 100 years. What’s the secret of these family philanthropies that make it five generations or more? How do they stay united over time, over generations, and across family branches? How do they successfully attract and engage younger family members?

The Right Kind of Tears

Posted by Leap Ambassadors Community on February 26, 2018

Lowell Weiss and Jennifer Hoos Rothberg, executive director of the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, continue their longstanding dialogue about how funders can pay careful heed–not just lip service–to what their grantees need for improving performance.

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