Posts tagged to 'What is family philanthropy?'
by Virginia Esposito
on November 28, 2017
There is a lot of justifiable attention paid these days to some of the BIG questions about philanthropy and the philanthropic process: Why give? How much to give? What to give to? What difference does it make?
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.
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...
by Kylie Musolf
on March 15, 2017
Overhead is one of the first concepts any philanthropist learns. It includes all of those administrative and fundraising costs that we secretly wish our nonprofit colleagues didn’t have to worry about. But what exactly is overhead, anyway?
by Lukas Haynes
and Michael Quattrone
on January 13, 2017
Over the past 18 months, the trustees and staff of the David Rockefeller Fund have embarked on a journey to engage a new generation of family trustees and reinvent a 25 year-old family foundation for a new century of philanthropic challenges.
Maya Patel, President of The Tarsadia Foundation, reflects on how philanthropy has brought her family closer together through a variety of domestic and international site visits and volunteer opportunities.
The importance of documenting the ethos of our founders is well known in family philanthropy. Authors and leaders throughout the field have published articles and tools (e.g. Grandparent Legacy Project) aimed to help families ask questions to elicit the core values of our founders. These values are the backbone of our work. And when we are able to connect our founders’ values to real-life stories, it can have a profound impact on our families and those we serve.
Katherine Lorenz, President of the The Cynthia & George Mitchell Family Foundation and NCFP Fellow and board member, reflects on how philanthropy has brought together multiple generations of her family. Katherine shares how the Cook's Branch Conservancy in Piney Woods, TX promotes local and regional conservation ethics and demonstrates the resilience of nature in perpetuity.
Every day we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new compelling profile in their own words. In this month's video, we are delighted to share the reflections of William Graustein of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.
Back to top
Every day we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new compelling profile in their own words. In this month's video, we are delighted to feature NCFP Board member Sarah K. Miller and her husband Chris Miller of the RGK Foundation.