Posts tagged to 'Faith and philanthropy'

The Three Inheritors: A Useful Contemplation Exercise

Posted by Mark Ewert on September 10, 2018

If you consider wealth more broadly, then we inherit a history of place and communities that strove to support each other, the Earth, and the disadvantaged among us.

The David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director Lukas Haynes featured on the That Got Me Thinking Podcast

Posted by Lukas Haynes on May 24, 2018

Listen to the David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director Lukas Haynes in conversation with Ellie Newman, host of That Got Me Thinking podcast, during a live radio KDPI interview in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the interview, Lukas talks about David Rockefeller’s philanthropic giving and the values and program priorities of Rockefeller’s 5th generation family foundation.

Aligning your external mission with your family’s values

Posted by Douglas Bitonti Stewart on April 4, 2016

In our day-to-day work in family philanthropy, we often worry about ‘what’ we do and don’t often pause to consider the ‘why.’ We spend a lot of time crafting and stewarding our external mission statements to describe the impact we’d like to make in the world with partners and the people inside the issues we hope to face. But perhaps we should also spend some concerted time thinking about the why — asking questions like, "Why is our family involved in philanthropy? What impact do we hope to see in our families through this work?”

Grace, Gratitude and Generosity

Posted by Virginia Esposito on September 24, 2015

One of my favorite NCFP publication titles, Grace, Gratitude and Generosity, was used for our Faith and Family Philanthropy journal more than a dozen years ago. When we used it, inspired by one of the Journal’s authors, I felt it had meaning far beyond that one publication; I still do today.

African-American Family Philanthropy: A Long, Venerable Tradition

Posted by Sarah Trzepacz on February 15, 2005

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It was part of my religious upbringing....

Faith, Wealth, and Philanthropy: Navigating Uncharted Waters

Posted by David G. Trickett on October 15, 2004

Why do so many kinds of barriers keep people apart? Take your pick; it might be race, class, faith, profession, or educational pedigree, to name but a few. I learned nearly 50 years ago, in grade school, that these barriers—many of which we, or our ancestors, have created— foster a feeling of...

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