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Family Philanthropy is a Learning Journey: Join us at NCFP's National Forum

Posted by Kelly Nowlin on June 8, 2017

This fall’s National Forum for Family Philanthropy is one of those key opportunities to deepen our learning of best practices, innovative approaches, trends and lessons learned. And, unlike other large philanthropic gatherings, NCFP’s Forum is strictly about family.

4 Reasons to Reserve Your Spot at the National Forum for Family Philanthropy

You already know that the National Forum for Family Philanthropy is the nation's premier event for giving families. Here are four major reasons why you should reserve your spot now for this year's gathering in Washington, D.C. on October 18-20, 2017. Get inside access to D.C.’s newest cultural...

National Center for Family Philanthropy names four new members to board of directors

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on May 24, 2016

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors.

Are you using your power, or leaving it on the table?

Posted by Andy Carroll and Exponent Philanthropy on April 26, 2016

Acknowledging and talking about power is taboo. We’re uncomfortable with the fact that some wield greater strength and influence, and feel no shame about using it to hold sway over others. In spite of our laws and regulations, our checks and balances, our moral and social norms nurturing restraint and respect, people use power to bend rules, exclude and disenfranchise, distort facts and disseminate misinformation, manufacture fear, and secure preferential treatment.

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.

Happy Birthday: Celebrating 100 years of family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 6, 2016

Family philanthropy has been at the core of America’s giving landscape for more than 100 years. Many of the family foundations, community foundations, and other philanthropic institutions established by giving families in the first half of the 20th century continue to play important roles in the communities and causes they serve. In this month’s issue of Family Giving News, we are pleased to start a new annual tradition at NCFP of celebrating significant birthday milestones reached by family and community foundations in the field.

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.

Upcoming events in family philanthropy

Posted on November 22, 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 the year strongly and events to look forward to in the next year!

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.

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