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Racial Justice in Family Philanthropy: A Conversation Between Nick Tedesco and June Wilson

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, June Wilson

Prior to Nick Tedesco’s official start as president and CEO of the National Center for Family (NCFP), he attended NCFP’s conference where Edgar Villanueva discussed white supremacy and racism in philanthropy. In a candid conversation with Compton Foundation Executive Director June Wilson, Nick reflects on his reaction to Edgar’s session at the Forum and how that was a catalyst on… Read More
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Racial Equity is Fundamental to Effective Family Philanthropy

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Kelly Nowlin

Learning opportunities bring us the delight of something new: we hear or do something for the first time, we might—metaphorically—or actually—scrape our knees, we pick ourselves up, and we enjoy a sense of accomplishment as we recognize that new thing we know or can do. Much like viewing the world through the eyes of young children, the National Center for… Read More
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New Year’s Resolution – Give Boldly, Give More, Give Now

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Miki Akimoto

New Year’s resolutions may be 4,000 years old, and probably just as old is the tradition of breaking those resolutions all too soon after January 1. Nevertheless, the turning of the calendar can be a moment to stop and take stock of the year that is ending, and to think about how you want to reset and reframe your work… Read More
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Announcing our 2022 Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy Webinar Series

Posted on December 29, 2021 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series with the NCFP community. The monthly webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values, to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in NCFP’s Family Giving Lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse… Read More
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Philanthropy with Purpose Drives Lasting Change

Posted on December 15, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

This article was originally published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy and is re-posted here with permission. Change is borne of experience. Lasting change is borne of enlightenment. The divide between the two is often quite significant. Change is the subject of the recent report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) (Foundations Respond to Crisis: Lasting Change?) which asks… Read More
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Moving Strategy to Action: Meet NCFP’s New CIO

Posted on December 8, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Miki Akimoto to the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) team as our inaugural chief impact officer. In this new role, Miki will partner with our President and CEO, Nick Tedesco, to implement an ambitious strategic plan: aligning and integrating relationship management, revenue, and program strategies, enhancing sector partnerships, and ensuring a strong measurement and… Read More
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Takeaways Blog on Engaging the Next Generation

Posted on December 6, 2021 by Jen Crino

This blog summarizes key notes from our November Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy Webinar. Multigenerational families use varying, and often multiple, strategies to engage the next generation in philanthropy. Yet why it is important to engage subsequent generations in the family philanthropy, and how does it impact the culture and operations of the foundation? Successful next-gen participation depends on a number… Read More
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We Can Be Bold Together

Posted on December 1, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Today, the family philanthropy field is at a point of inflection. We are amidst a culminating moment in which our social, economic, and political landscapes are significantly changing. Now it is time for us to reflect on our purpose, pace, and practice to decide how we will meet this moment. Will family philanthropy maintain the status quo? Or will we… Read More
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Trust-Based Philanthropy: Shifting Power to Communities

Posted on November 23, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Shaady Salehi

This article was originally published by Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions and is re-posted here with permission. Philanthropy is a complicated pursuit. Donors are committed to supporting their grantees to advance social progress, yet they hold a disproportionate amount of power, and operate within an inherently inequitable system that often perpetuates harm. Foundations and donors have virtually all the… Read More
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Ginny’s Governance Checklist Part 4: Ensuring Board Vitality: Communications, Committees, and Renewal

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Virginia M. Esposito

The Governance Checklist blog series is a practical guide to building and maintaining the best possible family foundation board. Framed around a series of questions, the Checklist can inform and help shape a discussion or series of discussions about the founding of a new board. It can also serve as a useful tool for a healthy, and well-advised, reconsideration of… Read More