Motivation & Values

Defining Your Aspirations and Direction

The first leg of your philanthropic journey is one of self-exploration and identification. Through a deep examination and understanding your own interests and values, you will find focus for your philanthropic mission.

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

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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!

Money and Values

This content collection was curated to share some experience, tips, and tools to better support philanthropic families in their money journeys.

Family Stories and Interviewing Elders

This content collection was curated for you to discover a variety of techniques available for engaging with elders to document a family history that may be shared with generations to come.

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.

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

Power Dynamics in Family Philanthropy

This Content Collection shares perspectives from nonprofit leaders and foundation colleagues on the challenges of power dynamics in family philanthropy, and possible solutions for how to address these issues.

Ethics and Accountability in Family Philanthropy

Your family’s philanthropic values – your sense of stewardship, your personal commitments and interests, and your desire to foster charitable impulses in your children and future generations – are the foundation of your family’s philanthropy. Articulating and discussing values on a regular basis is part of ethically responsible giving. And ensuring that your grants and gifts are effective in achieving

Faith and Family Philanthropy

This special Content Collection shares chapters from NCFP's Faith and Family Philanthropy Journal, including stories of families who have derived a core part of their purpose and passion from their faith.

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