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Ginny’s Governance Checklist Part 2: Clarifying Foundation Needs And Board Member Expectations

Posted on August 27, 2021 by Virginia M. Esposito

Courtesy of Edmond Dantès from Pexels The first installment of this blog series on building and maintaining your board focused on which principles will inspire and guide your governance policies and practices. These principles articulate critical issues of attitude and approach to governance and provide invaluable context for all board work. And while you likely are more than ready to… Read More
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Holding the Paradox

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Courtesy of Mike Enerio on Unsplash This post features reflections from NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco on our recent CEO Retreat and the role of family philanthropy executives. “Holding paradoxes simultaneously is an evolved human skill.” — Tina Runyan, psychologist Sitting at a Crossroads: Family Cohesion and Social Impact Staff leaders play an important, yet challenging role in the… Read More
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Calling Family Foundation Board Members to Join a Journey on Racial Justice

Posted on March 2, 2021 by June Wilson, Kelly Nowlin, Mary Mountcastle, Virginia M. Esposito

Mary Mountcastle, June Wilson, and Kelly Nowlin speaking at the 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy Learn more about the Racial Justice Learning and Action Network. In 2018, the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) announced its second class of fellows, naming Kelly Nowlin, June Wilson, and Mary Mountcastle as distinguished fellows. Each of us independently chose to focus our… Read More
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A Season of Change

Posted on December 17, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

One year ago, I joined the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) as its second president and chief executive officer. On my first day, our esteemed founder Ginny Esposito gifted me a plaque engraved with a prophetic message: and so the adventure begins. And what an adventure it has been! As I was finding my footing in a new role,… Read More
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Current Giving Landscape Calls Attention to Emergent Donor Behavior

Posted on November 10, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Over the course of the last year, the world has witnessed unprecedented challenges—the unexpected presence of a devastating pandemic, growing awareness of longstanding racism and pervasive systemic inequality, and a movement to restore democracy. We are in a season of change…and philanthropy is not exempt. When donors were called to action in March, many responded without hesitation, shedding old patterns… Read More
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An Interview with NCFP’s Senior Fellow Ginny Esposito

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Virginia M. Esposito, Jason Born

Ginny Esposito and Alice Buhl
Ginny Esposito with NCFP’s inaugural Senior Fellow, Alice Buhl Editor’s Note: Vice President of Programs Jason Born spoke recently with NCFP Founder Ginny Esposito about her transition to the role of Senior Fellow at the beginning of 2020, and some of the projects and initiatives she is working on in that new role. I’m here today with my long-time friend… Read More
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A Conversation with Jaison Morgan of Common Pool

Posted on July 20, 2020

NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco recently interviewed Jaison Morgan, Managing Principal and CEO at Common Pool—a platform used to promote competition-based giving. Jai and Nick discussed the merits of and barriers to giving via competition and how the democratic nature of competition fits within the current call for a more equitable sector and society.   Interview Topics About Jai… Read More
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We Stand With ABFE

Posted on June 17, 2020

Dear Community Members: The National Center for Family Philanthropy joins with other national philanthropy serving organizations to stand in solidarity with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities in their call for philanthropy to take action on anti-Black racism. ABFE is the oldest affinity group in the country, borne out of a moment of both conflict and action, when Black… Read More
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A Time for Reflection and Action

Posted on June 2, 2020 by Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Nicholas A. Tedesco

Dear Community Members: This is a sobering time. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black people as a result of unconscionable acts of violence and aggression is once again challenging our nation to acknowledge the long-held suffering of communities of color across the United States. We are witnessing a response to centuries of racism… Read More