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Governance Practices for Better Decision Making

April 14, 2022
Governance practices of philanthropic families are evolving to include more diverse voices and perspectives. Two common pathways for donors to become more informed and proximate to the communities they partner with include: the appointment of an expert or community advisory committee to guide social impact strategies and decisions, and appointing independent board members. What are the considerations a family must Read More
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Impact Investing: Aligning All Capital for Good

July 14, 2022
Impact investing is a powerful tool to align and maximize assets for good. The practice is growing increasingly common, yet many families are in search of guidance on how to begin or accelerate their impact investing pursuits. Join us to explore the fundamentals of impact investing, and learn more about structures like mission- and program-related investments as well as legal Read More
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Participatory Grantmaking

June 9, 2022
What is participatory grantmaking, and why are funders utilizing this method of community-led grantmaking? What are some case studies of family-led philanthropies that have successfully used a participatory grantmaking approach? Learn how funders engage community members in the decision-making process and what strategies have been successful. About this Series The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on Read More
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Designing Effective Board Meetings: Purpose, Outcomes, Process, and People

May 12, 2022
Board meetings serve as a touchpoint for engaged family members and decision makers to come together in service of a collective giving effort—to make choices about strategy, direct funding, and receive updates on the philanthropy. Board meetings can also provide a space for learning and education. Join us for a discussion on how to intentionally design meetings to engage family Read More
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Reducing the Administrative Burden through Fiscal Sponsorship

March 10, 2022
Administration is often a hurdle to scaling impact. Because of this, an increasing number of donors are leveraging giving vehicles with less administrative burden and more legal, financial, and investment support. Fiscal sponsorships and other intermediary partners provide an option for giving families that want to build a philanthropic effort, but do not want to administer a separate entity for Read More
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Complexities of the Collective: Balancing Individual and Family Interests

For many, family philanthropy presents an opportunity to create a shared experience, unifying the family by working together toward a lasting legacy of impact. Family philanthropy can also give participants an opportunity to explore and cultivate their personal philanthropic passions. Yet there is an inherent tension between these two goals, and many families struggle with how to address it—especially as Read More
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Reflecting on Your Origin Story: Understanding Wealth, Legacy, and Equity

The criticism of wealth is longstanding and brings to the fore a conversation on justice that is important to reflect upon in the pursuit of effective family philanthropy. Though necessary, this type of reflection often raises a number of difficult questions that require philanthropic families to interrogate their history and reconcile the actions of their ancestors. Join us for a Read More
Events & Webinars | Salons

Hate-Free Family Philanthropy

February 17, 2022 | Eric Jolly, Robert Fockler, Abbas Barzegar
Many donors are having conversations about their approach to anti-hate philanthropy. Attendees at this small group dialogue will gather for a grounding discussion about hate-free philanthropy with Abbas Barzegar from Horizon Forum.  Then, learn from two community foundation leaders, Robert M. Fockler, (Community Foundation of Greater Memphis) and Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., (Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation), about their foundations’ journey, Read More
Events & Webinars | Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

January 11, 2022
We are creating time for peer learning based on your personal experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. Registrants will be sent login information for each room closer to the event date. Getting Started (haven’t done 21/64 or CAP) – What is your onboarding for process for DAFs and families? Talk with peers about getting new families started in their Read More