39 Results for “Non-family Staff Peer Network”

Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 1)

The idea of incorporating equity in philanthropy is gaining traction in the field. The reasons why may be obvious – from longstanding commitments to helping those most marginalized to recent electoral outcomes. But the how of embracing equity can prove elusive – especially when family foundations turn that equity lens inward. What does equity “look like” inside a foundation? Where Read More
Events & Webinars | Conferences and Workshops

2016 NCFP CEO Retreat: a Joint Retreat for Family and Non-Family CEOs

The role of a family foundation CEO is unique, often bridging generations of family members, community leaders, staff, advisors, and partners. Expectations can be challenging to meet and boundaries are sometimes vague and ever-changing. Success in this role requires a cadre of specialized leadership skills. This 3-day retreat, to be held at the family home of David and Lucile Packard, Read More

Christine Koehn

February 15, 2019
Dr. Christine Koehn has more than 25 years of experience working with private foundations, public charities, governmental agencies, and nonprofits committed to leveraging their resources to address social disparities in their communities. For nearly half that time, she has served in executive roles. Currently, Christine works as a consultant with Greenway Strategy Group, capitalizing on her skills and experiences to Read More
Blog | From NCFP

Trust-Based Philanthropy: Shifting Power to Communities

November 23, 2021 | Nicholas A. Tedesco, Shaady Salehi
This article was originally published by Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions and is re-posted here with permission. Philanthropy is a complicated pursuit. Donors are committed to supporting their grantees to advance social progress, yet they hold a disproportionate amount of power, and operate within an inherently inequitable system that often perpetuates harm. Foundations and donors have virtually all the Read More
Blog | From NCFP

Ginny’s Governance Checklist Part 4: Ensuring Board Vitality: Communications, Committees, and Renewal

November 18, 2021 | Virginia M. Esposito
The Governance Checklist blog series is a practical guide to building and maintaining the best possible family foundation board. Framed around a series of questions, the Checklist can inform and help shape a discussion or series of discussions about the founding of a new board. It can also serve as a useful tool for a healthy, and well-advised, reconsideration of Read More
Blog | Effective Family Philanthropy in Action

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
Events & Webinars | Conferences and Workshops

2018 Trustee Education Institute: The Signature Seminar for Family Foundation Board Members

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers: What does it mean to be a steward of both the public’s trust Read More
Blog | Featured Article

Lessons from Family Philanthropy: Rockefeller Brothers Fund at 75

Launching family foundations is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and to instill in future generations the importance of giving. But family foundations face certain common pitfalls as well. The RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has weathered these storms successfully. How might the ingredients of its success be described? What lessons can it offer? Read More