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A Change is Gonna Come: Supporting Our Partners through Leadership Transitions

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Liz Sak

Like many of you, when lockdowns came, we felt like we were in the midst of the crisis of our generation. No one could have anticipated that the months following would bring a cascade of additional crises, that together have the potential to fundamentally change this country for generations. We have all watched grantees pivot and respond to each emerging… Read More
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In Memory of Carmen Castellano

Posted on August 25, 2020 by Maggie McGoldrick

Carmela Castellano-Garcia and Carmen Castellano at the 2014 National Forum on Family Philanthropy “I’m most proud of the legacy we’re leaving. Latinos are philanthropists,” said Carmen Castellano in a 2015 interview as a part of NCFP’s “I am Family Philanthropy” series. In her 81-year life, Carmen built a legacy she and the Latinx community could be proud of, modeling formalized… Read More
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The COVID-19 Crisis and Possible Futures for Family Philanthropy

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Justin Marcoux, Gabriel Kasper

Editor’s note: NCFP is pleased to partner with the Monitor Institute of Deloitte on the publication of An Event or an Era? Resources for social sector decision-making in the context of COVID-19. For those looking to learn more from the Monitor Institute, consider joining one of the upcoming focus groups for senior staff and trustees at family foundations. As family… Read More
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On the Precipice

Posted on June 8, 2020 by Crystal Hayling

Photo credit: Franceska Gámez (Trust Your Struggle Collective) & Nathanial Baysa This article was originally published by The Libra Foundation and is re-posted here with permission. We’re getting near the edge. Nonviolent protests sparked by the murder of Black people (George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others) are filling the streets of more than 400 cities, all to… Read More
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Tell Me Anything: Advice for Funders Seeking to Become Active Listeners

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Maggie McGoldrick

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Active and open listening to grantee communities is not an entirely new topic for the philanthropic sector. Many funders have acknowledged the power dynamics inherent in their role, and as philanthropy evolves, there has been a shift towards greater transparency, deeper relationship-building between funders and grantees, and more grantee-focused funding practices. Groups like the Fund for Shared Insight and the… Read More
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Leveraging Deep Community Ties: Rural Funders Tackle COVID-19

Posted on May 8, 2020 by Allen Smart

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The philanthropic response to COVID-19 has been dominated by three separate but interconnected themes: (1) Relaxation of standard reporting requirements, programmatic restrictions and timelines, (2) Advocacy for funders to extend themselves past standard 5% payout spending policies and (3) Creation of emergency funding pools or other rapid response structures. While all are worthy of consideration, these trends are not groundbreaking… Read More
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Values, Kids, Philanthropy, and COVID-19

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Katie Scott

We’re eating more meals together than we ever have before. We are getting to know our neighbors better. We see our child or children more hours of the day, and many of us are fortunate enough to hear the sounds of toys and giggles filling our homes. Ok, while all of these facts are true (and my son is adorable… Read More
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Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Carmen Rojas

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published here and is re-posted with permission. What are we going to do to shift the balance of power & resources? Over the last couple of weeks, foundations and donors have made proclamations about how this crisis will change their giving practice. Many have tried to prove how the crisis has been a turning… Read More
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Tips and Tools for Working from Home

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Katie Scott

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NCFP is thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We hope you and your family are well. Like many of you, NCFP has closed its offices and staff has now settled into a routine of working and communicating remotely. For most of us, this is a new adjustment; however, this is not my first stint as a remote… Read More

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