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The Importance of Community and Governance to Effective Family Philanthropy, The Business of Giving (June 7, 2021)

Gates Foundation changes could bring transparency, accountability, Devex (June 2, 2021)

Why Mackenzie Scott’s $6 Billion Rapid-Fire Donations Could Change Charitable Giving, Robb Report (April 17, 2021)

How Covid-19 Inspired Philanthropists to Give More, Elite Traveler (March 17, 2021)

Q&A: How nonprofits can harness the rise of family philanthropy, Devex (March 10, 2021)

Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott, and Michael Bloomberg Top List of America’s 50 Biggest Charity Donors, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 9, 2021)

What Does the Future of Family Philanthropy Look Like in America?, Untapped Philanthropy (February 9, 2021)


Foundations are opening their wallets to nonprofits dedicated to helping people of color, Crain’s Business New York (November 30, 2020)

Philanthropy Beneath the Hood: Why Investment Practice Matters, Nonprofit Quarterly (October 7, 2020)

Inside the Foundation Payout Debate: How Crisis and Opportunity are Forcing Change, Inside Philanthropy (June 19, 2020)

Nonprofits Face Bleak Future as Revenue Dries Up Amid Coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal (May 11, 2020)

Getting ahead of the curve: Resources for parents who are laid off or struggling during the COVID-19 Crisis, San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper (May 11, 2020)

Local COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits in California, Massachusetts and New York, JD Supra (May 11, 2020)

3 Guiding Principles for Grant Makers Seeking a Covid-19 Playbook, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (May 8, 2020)

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic is Philanthropy’s Big Moment, Newsweek Magazine (April 28, 2020)

Foundations Paying Out, Expect Deep Recession, The NonProfit Times (April 20, 2020)

The Hardest Hit: Who is Supporting Communities of Color During COVID-19?, Inside Philanthropy (April 2, 2020)

9 Leading Nonprofit Groups Urge Foundations to Dig Into Endowments to Support Charities, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (April 2, 2020)

Foundation Leaders Starting to Step-up on COVID-19, The Nonprofit Times (April 2, 2020)

Foundations under Pressure: Calls for big payouts and unrestricted funds grow louder, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 31, 2020)

Donor-advised Funds: Unleashing Capital for Impact at Scale, Milken Institute (March 24, 2020)

How Family Funders Can Turn Concern into Action in Response to COVID-19, Giving Compass (March 23, 2020)

Emergency Funds are Multiplying. Will They Last as Long as the Outbreak?, Inside Philanthropy (March 19, 2020)

Experts Urge Charities to Communicate Their Needs Clearly to Their Donors, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 17, 2020)

As Coronavirus Threat Continues, Experts Tell Nonprofits to Shore Up Reserves, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 10, 2020)

Family Philanthropy Trends 2020, Successful Generations podcast (February 26, 2020)

NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community And Finding Solutions, Giving Compass (February 21, 2020)

Get to Know NCFP’s Nick Tedesco, Successful Generations podcast (February 20, 2020)

Billion-Dollar Giving Streak Shows New Sense of Urgency Among 50 Top Donors, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 11, 2020)


Good Governance—and Other Not So Secret Recipes for Making Family Foundations Work, Inside Philanthropy (October 31, 2019)

Impact Investing Catching On With Family Foundations, The NonProfit Times (October 24, 2019)

All in the Family: What Does it Take to Engage Next-Gen Heirs in Philanthropy?, Inside Philanthropy (October 23, 2019)

How US Family Foundation Philanthropy Is Evolving, ThinkAdvisor (October 23, 2019)

NCFP Launches Trends 2020 Report, Alliance Magazine (October 19, 2019)

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds, Philanthropy News Digest (October 18, 2019)

NCFP Launches Trends 2020 Report, Independent Sector (October 17, 2019)

Family Foundations Today Want to Make an Impact, Barron’s (October 16, 2019)

Family Foundations Shift Focus Toward Economic Equality, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (October 16, 2019)

New Family Foundations Focus on Public Policy, Impact Investing, Financial Advisor (October 16, 2019)

Trends in Family Philanthropy 2020 Report, Giving Compass (October 16, 2019)

Trends 2020 Study Released (October 16, 2019)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Center for Family Philanthropy Install New Leaders (Transitions), The Chronicle of Philanthropy (September 20, 2019)

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New President and CEO (September 17, 2019)

National Center for Family Philanthropy recognizes Alice Buhl’s service as Senior Fellow (September 3, 2019)

Millennial Rising: A Prominent Family Foundation Has its First Fourth-Generation Chair, Inside Philanthropy (June 26, 2019)

Non-family Staff Peer Network Welcomes 3 New Co-chairs (June 3, 2019)

The City’s Newest Billionaire Doesn’t Plan to Die One, Crain’s Chicago Business (April 26, 2019)

The Giving Impulse: One Family’s Story, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (April 2, 2019)

Understanding the Modern Family in Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 12, 2019)

All Donors Need More Education—Not Just the Wealthy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 12, 2019)

Family Feud Erupts Over $1 Billion-Plus Grant Maker, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (January 9, 2019)

Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito (January 8, 2019)


National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Board Leadership for 2019 (December 17, 2018)

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Fellows Class of 2020 (October 31, 2018)

National Center Adds New Advancement Leader (April 9, 2018)

This Foundation Has Been Giving General Support for Years. What’s It Learned?, Inside Philanthropy (May 16, 2018)


Woman with local roots will share secrets of philanthropy at two Hampton Roads events, The Virginian-Pilot (November 7, 2017)

The National Center for Family Philanthropy Celebrates 20 Years (September 11, 2017)


National Center for Family Philanthropy names new members to board of directors (May 24, 2016)

NCFP Launches ‘Generations Together’, a new online resource to help families empower the next generation of philanthropists (March 1, 2016)


New NCFP study shows new family foundations giving at faster rate than predecessors (November 12, 2015)

New Family Foundations are Less Focused on Regional Giving, New Study Finds, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (November 2, 2015)

National Center for Family Philanthropy names Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart Fellows in Family Philanthropy (September 17, 2015)

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Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

The aim for this book is to simplify the components of effective philanthropy. The Guide has two major parts. Part One lays out a series of personal considerations that will help shape your philanthropic strategy. Part Two delves into the tactical practices of philanthropy to help you deploy your resources most effectively.

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