Blog | Voices from the Field

Video Highlights from the 2021 Trustee Education Institute

The Trustee Education Institute is one of NCFP’s signature events, offering family foundation board members and CEOs a comprehensive overview of family philanthropy trends and topics. The virtual Institute this September featured conversations on values, racial equity, board chair leadership, next-gen engagement, and much more. Here are short video highlights from a few of those sessions. Give Big and Give Read More
Blog | Friends Focus

November 2021: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

November 3, 2021
Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. This month features updates from the Compton Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Frist Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Libra Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Stupski Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Walton Family Foundation.  Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good Read More
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Addressing Challenges on the Journey to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

November 2, 2021 | Foundant Technologies
This article was originally published by Foundant Technologies and is re-posted here with permission. Last fall we asked our clients to share the work they’re doing in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and, no surprise, they went above and beyond. We are truly inspired by their responses and our follow up conversations, and look forward to sharing these Read More
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Nesting to Achieve Impact: Lessons for Family Funders from a National Foundation

October 26, 2021 | Daniel Widome, Deepti Sood
Family funders are regularly seeking opportunities to amplify their impact in the communities in which they live, work, and serve. Although they may not always have the scale or scope of larger national foundations, all family funders can still draw many lessons from larger funders about how to anchor their giving at the community level. TCC Group evaluated the Anne Read More
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Lessons Philanthropy Can Take From The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

October 20, 2021 | Nicole Systrom
We’re all waiting to find out what is going to come out of COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference that starts at the end of October. For me, the dream scenario is: Just as the global climate change conference is set to take place, the US passes President Biden’s $3.5-trillion economic plan, sending an unmistakable signal to the international Read More
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Five Lessons from Our DEI Growth and Transformation

This blog was collaboratively written by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Executive Team A few years ago, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation embarked on a mission to explore how we could play a role in building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future. Like many other foundations on this journey, a core part of our process has been documenting and sharing what Read More
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Build Bridges and Spread Solutions: Reflections on the past and the path forward at the 2021 Trustee Education Institute

At the very onset of this year’s 2021 Trustee Education Institute, David Callahan, founding editor of Inside Philanthropy, said that even before COVID-19 and the social and political unrest of the last several years, he was skeptical of philanthropy’s ability to shift: “I doubted that most foundations would ever be willing to change,” he said, “and yet many foundations have Read More
Blog | Family Philanthropy Speaks

Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Dimple Abichandani and Robin Snidow

Dimple Abichandani, Executive Director of the General Service Foundation (GSF), works closely with the foundation’s chair, Robin Snidow. In this Family Philanthropy Speaks episode, the pair talk with NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco about their philanthropic journeys, GSF’s spending policy and values-aligned practices, and how they’ve fostered a meaningful relationship with one another.  About the Series Philanthropy is Read More
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Takeaways Blog on Scaling for Success

October 14, 2021 | Jen Crino
This blog summarizes key notes from our September Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy Webinar. Giving families often reach a point where they grow their giving; however, it is often challenging to understand the practices that promote success. How do you develop an effective strategy and systems as your philanthropy expands? When does a philanthropic effort require staff and what are the Read More