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Demystifying Decision-Making in Your Family’s Philanthropy

April 13, 2006 | Ann Shulman
In your family’s philanthropy, do you generally make decisions in the same way? Are all the members of your family happy with the way these decisions are made or are some left feeling unheard and unsatisfied? In this session, Ann Shulman, an attorney, mediator, and advisor to family foundations, and author of NCFP’s Passages Issue Brief on Demystifying Decisionmaking in Read More
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Making the Commitment to Family Philanthropy Services

February 16, 2006 | Bryan Clontz, Dianna Smiley
Bryan Clontz and Dianna Smiley discussed in-depth the issues underlying the development of NCFP’s community foundations management tool, Making the Commitment to Family Philanthropy Services: A Management Tool for Community Foundations. This session explored issues ranging from organizational mission to staff capacity to financial readiness in preparation to offer or increase the offering of family philanthropy services. They also discussed Read More
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The Practices of Effective Families

January 12, 2006 | Charles W. Collier
In this interactive session, Charles W. Collier, the senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University, explored and discussed seven practices of effective families through the lens of family systems theory. He also provided fresh insights on developing the four basic components that comprise true family wealth: human, intellectual, social, and financial capital. Read More
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The Future of Family Philanthropy

December 15, 2005 | Virginia M. Esposito, Katherine Fulton
What will family philanthropy look like in the year 2020? How will globalization, immigration, geographic dispersion, and the vast array of new web-based initiatives for giving continue to affect the how, why, who, when and where of family philanthropy? NCFP President Virginia Esposito and special guest Katherine Fulton from the Global Business Network had a wide-ranging, forward-looking conversation on the future Read More
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Measuring Effectiveness as a Family Philanthropy

November 10, 2005 | Doug Bauer
While no family launches a charitable giving vehicle with the intention of spending time and resources without results, it can often be difficult to quantify or even evaluate the results of your philanthropy. Certainly every family hopes that their giving will have a positive impact on the lives of those in their communities, but how can the results of your Read More
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Ethical Wills: Passing on a Philanthropic Legacy

October 20, 2005 | Susan Turnbull
An Ethical Will is a beautiful, sensible and compelling document, which provides the means to answer the question, ‘What do I want my loved ones to know?’ Legal and financial documents address only, ‘What do I want my loved ones to have?’ Yet our lives and legacies are so much richer than simply our monetary assets. This session with an Read More
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Choosing a Philanthropic Agenda: Five Factors to Consider

September 15, 2005 | Bruce Sievers
The most basic factor influencing the overall work of any family foundation is, surprisingly, often also the least examined: the initial determination of the foundation’s primary purposes and priorities. Issues of effectiveness, impact, strategy, assessment, and accountability get all the attention, while little discussion is given to the most fundamental determinants of what foundations do: donor preferences. This is the Read More