Vince Stehle

Executive Director, Media Impact Funders

Vincent Stehle is Executive Director of Media Impact Funders, a membership organization of foundation officials and philanthropists who support media and technology in the public interest. Previously, Stehle was Program Director for Nonprofit Sector Support at the Surdna Foundation, a family foundation based in New York City. He also served as a consultant with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in support of its efforts in media innovation and journalism. Prior to joining Surdna, Stehle worked for ten years as a reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where he covered a broad range of issues about the nonprofit sector. Stehle has served as Chairperson of Philanthropy New York (formerly the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers) and on the governing boards of VolunteerMatch and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.


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 Grant, David Dodson, 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

Funding Film to Educate, Engage and Achieve Social Change

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Ellen Friedman, Ellen Schneider, Lisa Jaguzny, Margery Goldman, Vince Stehle

A picture is worth a thousand words and increasingly a well-designed film can catalyze impact far beyond the investment required to produce it. From the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the privacy issues raised by Edward Snowden to Jewish-Palestinian relationships, learn how donor families are using films to advance change on the issues of today. … Read More

Telling your story to maximize community impact

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Jay Ruderman, Kate Wolford, Lora Smith, Vince Stehle

Have you thought about using Twitter or google hangouts but aren’t sure if it is a good use of your time? Have you been approached by a long-time grantee who has an idea to create a film dedicated to highlighting their cause – and wondering if this is a good use of your philanthropic dollars? Have you been told to have a website but not sure it is worth the bother? Are you interested in learning how to leverage the reputation of the foundation in the twittersphere to make a difference in issues you care about?… Read More

Communicating: Enhancing Process, Participation, and the Public Face of the Foundation

Posted on October 27, 2002 by Vince Stehle

Effective communication expands the base of potential charitable partners (especially grantees); informs the community and generate community support for initiatives; creates a supportive environment for grantees; and spreads the results of grantees' work to a larger audience. This chapter from 'Splendid Legacy' provides strategies and tips for reaching these and other communications' objectives… Read More

Contents of an annual report

Posted on October 27, 2002 by Vince Stehle

The contents of a family foundation’s annual report are entirely up to the foundations board: no law or regulation requires you to file one. This sidebar provides options for the types of information typically contained in a foundation or charitable fund’s annual report… Read More

Communicating at a Distance

Posted on October 27, 1999 by Vince Stehle

Nowadays it is relatively rare to find family members who all live in the same community where the foundation funds. If present trends continue, those foundations are likely to be even more rare in the future… Read More