Voices from the Field

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
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Giving while living: Barbara and Pitt Hyde

Posted on June 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 June edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Barbara and Pitt Hyde, founders of the Hyde Family Foundations and Autozone, and long-time members of the National Center’s Leadership Circle program. To learn… Read More
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Junior Board Members Share Their Perspectives on What They Have Learned

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

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 excerpts from interviews by Katie Marcus Reker, a former Junior Board Member and now trustee… Read More
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Giving while living: Wallis Annenberg and Leonard Aube

Posted on May 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 May edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Wallis Annenberg, board chair, and Leonard Aube, executive director, of The Annenberg Foundation. To learn more about the goals and highlights of this remarkable… Read More
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On the Ground Report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference in Detroit

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Doug Bitonti Stewart

As a passionate advocate for Detroit I was thrilled when the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) announced their biennial conference would take place in our city. Bringing hundreds of professionals and leaders in the field to take a deep dive into strategy and impact could only bring good things. We offered the conference to our next generation board and one… Read More
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Giving while living – Steve Hilton and The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Posted on April 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 February edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Steve Hilton, president and CEO of The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. To learn more about the goals and highlights of this remarkable collection, read the… Read More
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Can a Small Organization Have a Big Impact?

Posted on April 15, 2013 by Emily Tow

I get asked this question often.  How can a small foundation with few staff really catalyze large scale social change?  In fact, how can a foundation of any size play this role?  At The Tow Foundation, we have attempted to play a significant role in juvenile justice reform, an issue that seems like an intractable problem and not easily tackled… Read More