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November 2019: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Posted on October 31, 2019 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 Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Perrin Family Foundation; Russell Family Foundation; and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your… Read More
In the Field

NCFP Launches Trends 2020 Report

Posted on October 16, 2019 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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Giving families have historically turned to each other for advice about family philanthropy. NCFP translated these stories into data by producing the first statistically-significant benchmarking study of national family foundations, Trends 2015. The study’s findings have helped families navigate the sector for the last five years—highlighting what their peers are doing and why. NCFP is now proud to present the… Read More
In the Field

Six Timeless Tips for Raising Philanthropic Children

Posted on October 13, 2019 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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Editor’s note: While this post is from 2005, the advice is timeless!  Providing for children not only involves ensuring that they have clothes on their backs, roofs over their heads, and food in their stomachs, it also requires that families supply a sense of appreciation for their gifts, monetary and otherwise, and the desire to share those gifts with others… Read More
In the Field

What Makes a Family Foundation CEO an Effective Leader: Insights from William M. Dietel

Posted on October 11, 2019 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of reports on NCFP’s Leadership Symposium for Family Foundation CEOs held March 23-24 in Washington, DC. We’re reviving this piece from 2011 because we’ll be talking about CEO leadership during our 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy! The unique role of the family foundation chief executive often involves a very complex… Read More
Friends Focus

October 2019: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Posted on September 30, 2019 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 Brinson Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Surdna Foundation and Walton Family Foundation. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your foundation that you would… Read More
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Food & Fun in the Windy City: What To Do in Chicago at Our National Forum

Posted on September 13, 2019 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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We’re so excited to be in Chicago for the National Forum on Family Philanthropy! This city has a rich history of family philanthropy and we can’t think of a better place to be. We look forward to engaging with you during our three days together. Our Host Committee helped us curate a list of activities that you may enjoy during… Read More
Friends Focus

September 2019: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Posted on August 26, 2019 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 Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Zeist Foundation, and the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. Are you a current Friend or… Read More

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