Looking Ahead to 2019

Posted by Katherine Lorenz on January 15, 2019

National Center for Family Philanthropy Board Chair Katherine Lorenz shares our exciting plans for 2019.

NCFP Transition – News Release and Highlights

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 10, 2019

Virginia Esposito, founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will transition to a new role as Senior Fellow at the end of 2019, NCFP announced today. Ms. Esposito has led the philanthropy nonprofit organization since its creation in 1997.

California Wildfires – What’s a Funder to Do?

Posted by Regine A. Webster on January 9, 2019

The recent California wildfires spurred a flurry of donations. But what happens after the affected families fade from the headlines? Regine A. Webster of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy gives practical suggestions for donors and organizations to help those affected by the disaster.

Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito

Posted by Virginia Esposito on January 8, 2019

A letter from NCFP Founder and President Ginny Esposito.

News and Notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family Network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 2, 2019

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Russell Family Foundation; Bader Philanthropies; Nathan Cummings Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Meadows Foundation; Indiana Philanthropy Alliance; Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation; Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Rasmuson Foundation; and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

4 Small Nonprofit Challenges that Major Donors Should Understand: a Latin American Lens

Posted by Harriette Rothwell on December 18, 2018

Supporting small nonprofits in Latin America can have a higher comparative impact due to lower overhead, higher local community involvement and sustainability prospects. Major donors should understand the unique challenges these nonprofits face in order to be responsible and committed to making long term sustainable change in the region.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Board Leadership for 2019

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 17, 2018

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new leadership for 2019: Katherine Lorenz as chair, Lisa Parker as vice-chair, David Weitnauer as treasurer and Nancy Cable as secretary. NCFP extends sincere thanks to outgoing chair Ridgway White and those members whose board service ended in 2018: Janine Lee, Jane Leighty Justis, Cindy Mercer, Ridgway White, and Rick Williams.

My Journey from Advocate to Philanthropist

Posted by Gordon Irlam on December 14, 2018

Advocacy is a remarkably effective way to influence governments and institutions to tackle important problems - and it often influences one's philanthropy. Gordon Irlam shares how his experience as a volunteer advocate for global causes shaped his approach to giving.

3 Months, 3 Lessons Learned: My Time at NCFP

Posted by Lexi Laginess on December 12, 2018

Lexi Laginess describes her NCFP internship as an incredibly rewarding experience.

Transparency Case Study: The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on December 5, 2018

What choices do family foundations and funds have when it comes to transparency? And what approaches are families taking when it comes to managing transparency, communications, and privacy? NCFP's new guide, "Transparency in Family Philanthropy: Opening to the Possibilities," features a collection of five diverse funder stories exploring different takes on how families think about and act on transparency—and what they have learned as a result. This month we share the experiences and lessons learned from the The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

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