Voices from the Field

Family Philanthropy and Impact Investing

Posted on November 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

The field of mission-related investing or broadly termed ‘impact investing’ continues to build momentum as investment opportunities span multiple asset classes, infrastructure improvements promote transparency, and social entrepreneurs are building sustainable, scalable companies. To date, industry growth has been driven largely by institutional investors such as public sector pension funds, banks, and private foundations.  We are now seeing a growing… Read More
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Implicit Bias Affects All of Us in Philanthropy

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Chaletta Huertas

Historically, only a small percentage of philanthropic dollars goes to communities of color, goes to organizations led by people of color, or comes from people of color.  For many people, the word ‘philanthropist’ itself conjures up images of elderly white gentlemen in business suits. Has this changed much in today’s society which some would call ‘post-racial’? No.  The Greenlining Institute… Read More
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Giving while living: Charles Bronfman

Posted on October 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Charles Bronfman, son of Seagram Company founder and philanthropist Samuel Bronfman and founder, along with his wife, of The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. During his… Read More
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Philanthropy Meets the “Always On” Generation

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Susan Crites Price

Family and community foundations that want to engage youth in grantmaking need to adapt to  a new generation of kids, many of whom have already gone digital with their philanthropy. Dubbed the “Always On” Generation, today’s young people have discovered they can do good in the world without going through the usual channels of their counterparts even a decade ago… Read More
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Giving while living: Emmett Carson, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Posted on September 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Emmett Carson, founding CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Carson has long been one of the field’s most prominent supporters for the power and flexibilty of community… Read More
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Purpose, Being Human, and It’s Not All About Millenials- MCON13 Recap

Posted on September 15, 2013 by Derrick Feldmann

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to share this recap from the founder of MCON13, “a day of conversation and thought-provoking ideas shared by over 15 nonprofit, business and technology leaders that have successfully harnessed the Millennial generation for good.” By Derrick Feldmann “Why do you like charities?”  My dad asked me this question last week. My comment back took him… Read More
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Giving while living: Jennifer and Peter Buffett

Posted on August 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Jennifer and Peter Buffett, founders of the Novo Foundation. While Peter has been in the news lately for his New York Times critique of The Charitable-Industrial Complex,… Read More
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The Tracy Family Foundation on Next Gen Boards

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Tracy Family Foundation

The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.” This month’s Voices from the Field column features the perspectives of Linda Tracy, program associate at the Tracy Family Foundation, on her family’s… Read More
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Giving while living: Jean and Steve Case

Posted on July 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to feature videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. For our July edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Jean and Steve, co-founders of the Case Foundation and AOL, and two of the nation’s leading proponents for using the internet for good. To… Read More
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Fifteen Years of Advancing Family Philanthropy and a Look to the Future

Posted on July 15, 2013 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

We’re pleased to present a very special edition of Voices from the Field, featuring answers to questions posed to our July webinar presenters on the topic ”15 Years of Advancing Excellence in Family Philanthropy: Lessons Learned…and a Look Ahead.” The webinar featured all of our former board chairs with the exception of Curtis Meadows. Presenters included: Carrie Avery, president of… Read More