Jason Born

Jason Born

Vice President for Programs

jason@ncfp.org

(202) 350-9376

What do you do at NCFP?

I head NCFP’s programming activities and serve as our lead knowledge curator and creator of content for philanthropic families. I connect families looking for others to talk with who have walked down similar paths. I also design and host our monthly Family Philanthropy Webinar series, and edit the Family Giving News e-newsletter and the Passages Issue Brief series.

What did you do before NCFP?

This is my second go round with NCFP, which gives you a sense for how much I enjoy this work! Prior to my current term with NCFP, I served on the staff of the Melville Charitable Trust as the founding director for Funders Together to End Homelessness, the nation’s first affinity group focused on ending homelessness. I have also previously held positions working with families at The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston and the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC. I have authored or edited more than 60 publications and reports on family philanthropy and related topics, have a master’s degree in economics from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I grew up on a dirt road in Maine.

Contributions

Pride of Place

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, Jason Born

This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever in-depth look examining place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy. Read More

Privacy, Purpose and the Public Trust: Finding a Balance

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Bob Reid, John Mullaney, Laura McCargar, Pam David, Jason Born

How do you balance what you share externally with your family’s need for privacy? And what are the benefits and challenges of being transparent in your communications and relationships? Join NCFP as we explore this topic with family philanthropy experts.  Additional Resources: Foundation Transparency: Opacity — It’ s Complicated https://live-ncfp.pantheonsite.io/knowledge/foundation-transparency-opacity-it-s-complicated/ How We Operate Governance at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation… Read More

Volunteering and Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Jason Born

This Content Collection offers tips for investing in your grantees’ capacity to engage volunteers, while also exploring the role of volunteering as part of the philanthropic education for your own family. Read More

2016 Trustee Education Institute: a Comprehensive Seminar for Family Foundation Trustees

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Andrew Schulz, Bruce Kahn, David Dodson, David Grant, David Neal, Alice Buhl, Jan Jaffe, Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.

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 will cover: What does it mean to be a steward of both the public’s trust… Read More

The 2014 Trustee Education Institute: an Intensive Seminar for Family Foundation Trustees

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Ami Aronson, Andrew Schulz, Glen Galaich, Kelly Sweeney McShane, Kristin Pauly, Leonor Alfonso, Maegan Scott, Mary Phillips

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2014 AGENDA HERE – SEE SPEAKER LIST AND BIOS BELOW 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 will cover: What does… Read More

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