Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin

Senior Program Consultant

Tony Macklin, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, consults with donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. As executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and back-office management. In twelve years at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking initiatives, advised wealthy donors, attracted $39 million, and launched a social enterprise. Tony currently serves as program manager for the NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. He also serves as a senior advisor to the Impact Finance Center and peer reviewer for The Foundation Review.

Contributions

Community Foundation Spark Session: Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 2)

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Kirsten Kilchenstein, Phillip Lanham, Tony Macklin

Your community foundation wants to provide more intensive services to multi-generation and multi-branch families. But how will you define your customer segments and their goals? What unique value proposition will you deliver? How will you develop capacity and partners? And, what will be your model for revenues and costs? The community foundation field is experimenting with a variety of answers… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Family Philanthropy Services: Making the Case, Measuring the Impact

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Laura Fink, Margaret Medzie, Tony Macklin

An increasing number of community foundations provide services that actively involve multiple generations or family branches in giving, granting, learning, investing, and/or volunteering together. They’re answering rising demands from donors and positioning themselves against competitors. Offering these family philanthropy services requires investments in staff capacity, organizational culture, marketing, and more. How have community foundations made the internal case for those… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Giving Circles as a Philanthropic Service

Posted on February 22, 2018 by J Mullineaux, Jason Franklin, Jessica Bearman, Treat Harvey, Tony Macklin

The number of giving circles in the U.S. has tripled to almost 1,110 from 2007. They are an increasingly popular means for people with a shared identity and a shared geography to become involved, educated, and connected. Community foundations, including at least a third of NCFP’s community foundation subscribers, are still the most common fiscal hosts for giving circles. In… Read More

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Topical Call: Youth Grantmaking and Youth Philanthropy Programs (January 2018)

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Central Indiana Community Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

Learn about youth grantmaking programs and youth philanthropy programs as a part of your philanthropic services. Sarah Ford from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation, Whitney Hosty of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Brittany Rayburn of the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County/Central Indiana Community Foundation kick off the conversation. … Read More

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jason Born, Katie Scott, Tony Macklin

Community Foundations Workshop 20th Anniversary Symposium
NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network supports the special roles community foundations play with philanthropic families as a trusted resource and partner. Included here is a complete collection of Spark Session webinar replays, issue briefs, and other resources that have been created as part of this network. Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Serving Families Who Use Multiple Philanthropic Tools

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Abbe Temkin, Todd Hanson, Tony Macklin

Philanthropic families are increasingly using multiple tools and strategies to achieve their goals for social impact. Creative examples from NCFP’s network include:  a private foundation with funds at multiple community foundations, a donor-advised fund and impact investing portfolio, establishing a family foundation and a 501(C)(4) nonprofit or Political Action Committee, and giving through a family business and a charitable fund… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Readying Your Community Foundation to Serve Philanthropic Families

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Rob MacPherson, Ruth Purcell-Jones, Tony Macklin

You’ve successfully attracted Donor-Advised Funds and developed solid relationships with those founding donors. But now they’re asking for help with tougher issues such as preparing heirs to be responsible givers, dealing with geographic dispersion and generational differences in giving, and improving family communications and problem-solving skills. (If they’re not asking now, they will be soon…). How will your foundation respond,… Read More

Case Study: Navigating a Community Foundation’s Roles Among a Family’s Professional Advisors

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Tony Macklin

The Star City Community Foundation has a potential opportunity to work with a generous family planning for a business transition. As is often the case, the information about the opportunity is incomplete. This special case study shares the story of the fictional Lincoln family, and explores the questions, considerations, and challenges facing the community foundation as it works with the… Read More

Expand Your Comfort Zone: Taking Risks in Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Diane Miller, Rehana Nathoo, The Case Foundation, Tony Macklin

Philanthropy is often described as society’s “risk capital.” Private generosity can support causes and ideas that business and government agencies cannot or will not. However, the idea of risk in philanthropy quickly muddies as we direct our generosity through a family foundation, donor-advised fund, or other collective effort. Our ideas about – and tolerance for – risk diverge, shaped by… Read More

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