In the Field Posts

Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy: Themes from Nationwide Focus Groups

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 28, 2018

As part of its 20th Anniversary, the National Center for Family Philanthropy held a year-long exploration of themes and trends in family philanthropy. This involved convening 17 focus groups around the country. Here are the major themes gleaned from the Imagining the Future focus groups.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Fellows Class of 2020

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 31, 2018

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new class of Fellows for 2019: Mary Mountcastle, Kelly Nowlin, and June Wilson. The NCFP Fellows program was created to honor veteran leaders in family philanthropy and to nurture a generation of new leaders who will strengthen and add to the field.

National Center for Family Philanthropy Adds New Advancement Leader

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 9, 2018

The National Center for Family Philanthropy, announced today that Rick Schneider has been named Senior Vice President, Advancement. Schneider leads NCFP’s fundraising efforts, including the Friends of the Family and Leadership Circle relationships.

7 Tips for Reaching the Next Generation to Give

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 29, 2017

Every family that is involved in philanthropy hopes to raise children who are generous, not kids who grow up with a sense of entitlement. Regardless of whether you want them to carry on the family’s philanthropy someday, you still want to raise them to be caring adults who will have fulfilling lives with a sense of purpose. Here are seven ways you can help coach your children or grandchildren on how to be generous.

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

Posted by Kelly D. 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.

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