This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked during our July webinar, Fellowship programs: Honoring family legacy and building future community leaders. This webinar highlighted the benefits and impact fellowship programs have on not only community members, but also the family foundation. Fellowship programs can be a complementary program to your grantmaking that honors the legacy of a loved one and encourages further collaboration efforst with community leaders. The featured presenters are Adam Simon from the Schusterman Foundation, Susan Dobkins and Dion Rurik from The Russell Family Foundation, and Monisha Kapila from ProInspire… Read More
How Can Community Foundation Staff Prepare for and Manage Family Dynamics?
Posted on June 25, 2015 by Audrey Jacobs, Rob MacPherson
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked during our June webinar, Ten ways philanthropic families work with community foundations. This webinar provides reminders, tips, and peer advice for families, donors, and community foundation staff along with the stories of how two donor families have made the most of their long-time relationship with their local community foundation. The featured presenters are Lauren Amos from the Wish Foundation, David Barrett from the Gene B. Glick Company, Audrey Jacobs from The Center for Family Philanthropy for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; and Rob MacPherson from the Central Indiana Community Foundation… Read More
As Our Family Grows, How Do We Decide Who Gets to Participate in the Philanthropy?
Posted on June 25, 2015 by National Center for Family Philanthropy
As our philanthropic family grows more diverse and distinct – as well as more geographically distant from the roots of the founders – how do we decide who should participate in the family’s philanthropy and how they will participate?… Read More
Why is it Important to Have an Internal Mission That is Separate and Distinct from an External Mission?
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Julie Fisher Cummings, Linda Tracy, Doug Bitonti Stewart
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked in our May webinar, Balancing internal vs. external missions in family philanthropy. This in-depth conversation on successful strategies for thoughtfully defining, measuring, and tracking both internal and external missions in family foundation features Julie Fisher Cummings and Doug Bitonti Stewart from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and Linda Tracy from the Tracy Family Foundation… Read More
How Does the Role of a Family Foundation Chair Differ from That of Other Non-Profit Entities?
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Alice Buhl, Kelly Sweeney McShane
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked in our April webinar, The critical role of the board chair in family philanthropy. This wide-ranging conversation on the critical role of the board chair in family philanthropy featured international family foundation experts Virginia Esposito and Alice Buhl along with two experienced and thoughtful family foundation leaders… Read More
What Are Your Tips for Partnering with Creative Artists and Filmmakers?
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Ellen Friedman, Lisa Jaguzny
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked in our March webinar, Funding film to educate, engage and achieve social change. This webinar took a fascinating look at family foundations investing in films and social action campaigns to advance their mission and create positive social change… Read More
Do You Have Event Ideas for Foundations and Nonprofits to Network with One Another?
Posted on February 25, 2015 by National Center for Family Philanthropy
This month we are delighted to feature a question recently prompted by a Friend of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. We decided to take this question to our LinkedIn Family Philanthropy Network. If you are interested in a great additional support system for your family philanthropy, we suggest you join our LinkedIn network!… Read More
What Are the Rules for Donors, Family Members, and Staff of Family Foundations in Terms of Accepting Tickets to Events?
Posted on January 29, 2015 by Andrew Schulz
This month we are pleased to feature answers to two of the many questions asked during our December 2014 webinar with Andrew Schulz of Arabella Advisors covering the topic of "What are the rules for donors, family members, and staff of family foundations in terms of accepting tickets to events?"… Read More
Should Donors Still Be Considering a Contribution to Help with the Ebola Crisis?
Posted on November 18, 2014 by Anna R. Hurt, Regine A. Webster
It’s easy to see, the decline in media attention to Ebola, but the reality is that the Ebola virus outbreak is far from being a closed case. Since the outbreak, there have been more than 13,000 cases and 5,000 deaths. Some reports have indicated that the number of new cases are declining, but that is a precarious claim at best… Read More
What is Mission Investing and is it Different from Impact Investing?
Posted on October 17, 2014 by Mission Investors Exchange
Mission investments are made by foundations and other mission-based organizations to further their philanthropic goals. Mission investments (like impact investments) are intended and designed to generate both a measurable social or environmental benefit and a financial return… Read More