Trends in Family Philanthropy: Examining the Present, Planning for the Future

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What does 21st century family philanthropy look like? How are families participating in philanthropy, and how is the balance between family interests and passions and community needs being managed? How are decisions in family giving programs typically made, and who is charged with making those decisions? What are the most significant issues and concerns facing trustees, staff, and family members as they pursue their philanthropic missions? And what are the future interests of giving families likely to be – which new and emerging innovations are gaining traction and why?

Join us for this exciting webinar to kick off NCFP’s most prominent research initiative ever: Trends in Family Philanthropy. This webinar will feature a sneak peek at the questions to be explored by the study, along with analysis and insights of three leading voices in the field – NCFP President Virginia Esposito and Senior Fellow Alice Buhl, and the Urban Institute’s Elizabeth Boris, the lead researcher for the study.

Special offer – guest registrations available!

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is delighted to invite family foundation board members and staff from around the country to join as our guests for this very special webinar. To register, please complete our simple guest registration form. You will receive instructions for joining the call approximately one-to-two days prior to the event. Please note: NCFP Friends and members of our Family Philanthropy Online partner communities should register by logging in to the NCFP website below and clicking on “Register Now.”

Featured Speakers

Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito, is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January…

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Elizabeth T. Boris

Elizabeth T. Boris became the founding director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the…

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Alice Buhl

Alice Buhl

Alice Buhl served as Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy from 2004 to…

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I’m grateful for the Webinar Series. Sometimes family foundations get short shrift in conferences, etc., and it’s nice to have an organization devoted to exploring solutions for common problems.


The overview of the planned process and anticipated value of the family foundation survey was presented clearly and was informative. The interactive poll was engaging, and the on-the-fly analysis offered by the 3 presenters was very interesting to hear.


Thanks so much for the webinars. I appreciate the good work you do and webinars in general.


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