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Family Philanthropy Board Chairs: Leading with Joy and Effectiveness

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Elaine Gast Fawcett

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Who typically serves as the board chair of a family foundation, and how does the board choose who will be placed in this essential role? What are the responsibilities of board chairs, and what skills, qualities, and aptitudes are likely to lead to better board dynamics and performance? What are the common challenges that board chairs face, and what tips do existing chairs for tackling these challenge? And how do board chairs and leadership staff work together to strengthen board and foundation performance?… Read More
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Trends 2020: An Invitation from Ellie Frey Zagel

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Ellie Frey Zagel

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NCFP’s inaugural study on trends in family philanthropy, Trends 2015, was the first benchmark study of its kind, designed to collect timely and actionable information about the field at a national level. NCFP Board Member Ellie Frey Zegel invites you to be a part of Trends 2020, which will include questions relevant to ongoing changes in the field including issues of equity, place-based giving, transparency, the role of the donor, and the question of spend down versus perpetuity… Read More
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National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Board Leadership for 2019

Posted on December 17, 2018 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

NCFP is pleased to welcome our new leadership for 2019: Katherine Lorenz as chair, Lisa Parker as vice-chair, David Weitnauer as treasurer and Nancy Cable as secretary. NCFP extends sincere thanks to outgoing chair Ridgway White and those members whose board service ended in 2018: Janine Lee, Jane Leighty Justis, Cindy Mercer, Ridgway White, and Rick Williams. … Read More
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7 Tips for Reaching the Next Generation to Give

Posted on September 29, 2017 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Every family that is involved in philanthropy hopes to raise children who are generous, not kids who grow up with a sense of entitlement. Regardless of whether you want them to carry on the family’s philanthropy someday, you still want to raise them to be caring adults who will have fulfilling lives with a sense of purpose. Here are seven ways you can help coach your children or grandchildren on how to be generous… Read More

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