Your community foundation is interested in providing more in-depth services to philanthropic families. But how do you know if family philanthropy services closely fit your current mission, market opportunities, capacity, and business model?
NCFP created the Family Philanthropy Readiness Self-Assessment in June 2017 to help community foundations assess their current level of readiness to undertake or expand services to multi-branch and/or multi-generational families. The online survey and resulting report help frame internal questions and decisions about offering family philanthropy services. There is currently no fee required to use the self-assessment tool, and no requirement to be a member of NCFP's Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network.
Our Community Foundation found the NCFP self-assessment tool useful. The survey participants compared their responses and discussed the rationale for their answers. After this exercise, we feel more confident that we are in alignment on our family philanthropy strategy. We also discovered that we had neglected to keep some members of our stakeholders apprised of our initiatives. Once briefed, they have contributed useful feedback.
-- Susan Willey, Director of Planned Giving, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Click on the REGISTER button below to start your foundation’s self-assessment process. If you have questions about the self-assessment process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family Philanthropy Readiness Self-Assessment for community foundations was made possible by grants from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Lilly Endowment, Inc. and thoughtful guidance of members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network and beta testers.