A Focus on Effectiveness: Meet NCFP’s New COO

Posted on June 13, 2022 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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We are delighted to welcome Diana Tyler Heath to the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) team as our chief operating officer. Diana joins a leadership team that includes President and CEO Nick Tedesco and Chief Impact Officer Miki Akimoto. Together, the team is partnering to implement an ambitious strategic plan. While implementing a plan that helps families be more… Read More

Responding to Crisis: Resources for Supporting Ukraine

Posted on March 10, 2022 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

At moments like this, with crises and disasters unfolding across the globe, we know philanthropic families are looking for ways to respond.  When faced with a complex humanitarian disaster such as the war in Ukraine, it can be challenging to know where to start. In keeping with NCFP’s commitment to work in partnership, we are sharing resource lists compiled by… Read More

Announcing our 2022 Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy Webinar Series

Posted on December 29, 2021 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series with the NCFP community. The monthly webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values, to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in NCFP’s Family Giving Lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse… Read More

Build Bridges and Spread Solutions: Reflections on the past and the path forward at the 2021 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on October 19, 2021 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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

Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence

Posted on August 30, 2020 by Council on Foundations, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Tony Macklin

Be sure to watch the recording of the related webinar. In partnership with the Council on Foundations, the National Center for Family Philanthropy is pleased to release Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence: Strategy Guide. How much should we spend? This is an essential question for foundations, and one of the most complex, particularly in moments of change or turmoil. This… Read More

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Giving Compass, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Compiled in partnership with Giving Compass, these funds include a social justice lens and/or community-based focus, but we are also including select strategic response funds. Basic due diligence has been conducted on the listed funds confirming charitable status and good financial status; however, we recommend that all grantors conduct independent due diligence and/or consult with legal counsel prior to initiating… Read More
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February 2020: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Posted on January 31, 2020 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Bainum Family Foundation, Davis Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your foundation that you… Read More