Voices from the Field Posts

It's the Giving Season: Joy, Wonder, Togetherness, and Sharing

Posted by Katherine Scott on November 20, 2018

As you plan for the holidays - whether to find a turkey, put up your holiday decorations, or plan time with family - we wanted to share some of our own favorite holiday traditions from staff and giving families.

How Segal Family Foundation is Deepening Impact with Grantees through Scalable Technology Platforms

Posted by Andy Bryant on November 14, 2018

As part of its "Active Partnership" model, the Segal Family Foundation offers a package of capacity-building services to help visionary organizations—both doers and donors—across Sub-Saharan Africa to build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations.

Making an Impact: Millenial Donors at the Calgary Foundation

Posted by Calgary Foundation on November 7, 2018

She may be just 18 years old, but Kinga Nolan’s concept of giving back to the community is well-ingrained in her world view. A science lover and passionate advocate for head injury awareness, Nolan is proof that millennials can be leaders in community engagement when given the right opportunities.

Foundations Partnering to Raise the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Posted by Susan Crites Price on October 23, 2018

From a community foundation standpoint, teaching philanthropy at a very early age is part of donor development.

Four Questions for Nonprofit and Foundation Boards to Protect Their Organizations

Posted by Anne Wallestad and Aaron Dorfman on October 15, 2018

The board’s role in CEO oversight is not a straightforward or easy role to play, but it is an absolutely critical one.

Census 2020: Five Strategies for Family Foundations Seeking to Help Ensure an Accurate Count

Posted by Perla Ni on October 11, 2018

If you care about funding for your local community’s low-income housing, early-childhood education, healthcare and food stamps, few initiatives have as much impact on these services as the Census.

North Bay Fires: Five Lessons Learned

Posted by Elizabeth Brown on October 9, 2018

How can we replicate the outreach and support that was so easy to offer in urgent times to the more chronic challenges our communities face every day?

Binge Reading Takeaways: 8 Philanthropy Trends of Note

Posted by Richard Marker on October 4, 2018

After a binge reading marathon, some clear trends start to emerge. None of these trends will catch any of my philanthropy colleagues by surprise, but it is very striking to see them writ large, and often.

Podcast: 10 Things My Family Did to Engage Us in Philanthropy

Posted by Ellie Frey Zagel on October 2, 2018

People always ask how our family got us involved in philanthropy. This podcast is dedicated to answering that question. Here are 10 things the Frey family did well and some of lessons learned.

Six Predictions for Family Philanthropy’s Future: Takeaways from NCFP’s 20th Anniversary Symposium Opening Plenary

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on September 27, 2018

What does the future of family philanthropy look like? At NCFP’s 20th Anniversary Symposium in San Francisco, 10 thought leaders attempted to answer this question.

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