Trends in family philanthropy: Identity, leadership, and the future of family philanthropy
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
What are the key governance and grantmaking issues facing family foundation boards and staff in the 21st Century? What trends exist with regards to engaging the next generation, supporting grantees, and planning for perpetuity? And what are the implications of these trends for those in the field? Join this special conversation with NCFP President Ginny Esposito and leaders from the research team for NCFP's new Trends in Family Philanthropy initiative.
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Alice Buhl is Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy and its Board of Directors. She was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and led the development of the “Pursuit of Excellence” assessment process. Alice is a Senior Consultant for Lansberg, Gersick & Associates.
Virginia M. Esposito, is the founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 35 years, she has worked to advance private philanthropy through research and education. For 30 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. Ginny was editor and principal author of the first edition of Splendid Legacy and of Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Recreating Your Family Foundation. Her research publications include The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy and The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity. Ginny also edited, and was principal author of, the four-volume Family Foundation Library and numerous articles and issue papers on family philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. In addition to her work on family philanthropy, Ginny edited Conscience and Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, the writings and speeches of the late foundation trustee, educator, and dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She has served on boards and committees for organizations including Great Nonprofits, the Binational Commission on the Nonprofit Sector (U.S. and South Africa), the Commission on the Future of Public Education (Public Education Network), Committee on Ethics and Accountability (Independent Sector), the Philanthropy and the Black Church Project, and Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the John M. Belk Endowment.
Elizabeth T. Boris became the founding director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. The Center conducts research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and the policy issues that affect them. The Center also hosts the National Center for Charitable Statistics, which builds and maintains the nation's largest research database on nonprofit organizations. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Boris was founding director of the Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, the first grant making program devoted to supporting research on the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. Prior to her tenure at the Aspen Institute, Dr. Boris was Vice President for Research at the Council on Foundations, where she developed the research program and directed it for twelve years.
What participants said:
The speakers/presenters were very insightful and thought provoking. Our family foundation is dealing with many of these issues and experiencing a lot of these challenges and this NCFP webinar really hit the nail on the head! Thank you for providing family foundations with the tools to move forward through the challenges we face.
This webinar MORE than met my expectations. I came away with great ideas for how the families with whom I work can benefit from this material, and ideas for how to further the conversation. Thank you so much for you do for us!
An excellent webinar that was very relevant to our foundation's situation. We tend to think that we're the only family foundation with challenges, but these survey results show that we're not unique in the issues we face, especially around engaging the next gen.