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Exploring The Philanthropic Landscape

Whether you’re just beginning your philanthropic journey or you want to stay up-to-date on the latest topics and trends, this is the place to start.

Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Re-Creating Your Family Foundation

NCFP is pleased to make individual chapters of Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Re-Creating Your Family Foundation available online in PDF format as an exclusive benefit for current NCFP Friends of the Family. The beautiful hard-cover edition of Splendid Legacy 2 also makes a great gift for family members and is a valuable reference and resource for foundation staff! Friends

Woman planning family philanthropy

Policy Central: Sample Policies and Practices

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

Pride of Place

This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever, in-depth look at place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy.

Mary Phillips at 2017 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Stories for Engaged Learning

Stories for Engaged Learning is a collection of case studies rooted in the practical experiences of family and private foundations; the stories are designed for engaged learning.

Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds

Families face choices when it comes to how to do their philanthropy. They give in different ways using different vehicles. Over the past 20 years an increasing number of donors and families are choosing donor-advised funds (or DAFs, for short) as the primary vehicle for meeting their philanthropic goals. This online guide is for donors and families considering donor-advised funds,

Ginny Esposito

Best of “Ginny’s Blog”

Over the years, NCFP President Virginia Esposito has written on any and all topics related to family philanthropy, providing a vast array of wisdom and context for donors just getting started, for families moving to the critical “cousins generation,” and for those families looking to embrace the fifth (or later!) generation. Here we share a “best of” collection of Ginny’s

Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy

As part of its 20th Anniversary, the National Center for Family Philanthropy held a year-long exploration of themes and trends in family philanthropy. This involved convening 17 focus groups around the country. These focus groups were comprised of a wide variety of family foundation representatives, including founding donors, next generations, trustees, and professional staff. This collection includes articles, blog posts,

Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How do you define equity and how much emphasis do you place on advancing equity within your organization and through the grants that you make? How diverse is your board and staff, and how inclusive are you of other perspectives in your decision-making around grants, governance, and overall policy? This Content Collection includes a variety of perspectives and tools for

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