Trends in family philanthropy: Examining the present, planning for the future
Anyone interested in emerging trends in - and the future - family philanthropy.
What does 21st century family philanthropy look like? How are families participating in philanthropy, and how is the balance between family interests and passions and community needs being managed? How are decisions in family giving programs typically made, and who is charged with making those decisions? What are the most significant issues and concerns facing trustees, staff, and family members as they pursue their philanthropic missions? And what are the future interests of giving families likely to be – which new and emerging innovations are gaining traction and why?
Join us for this exciting webinar to kick off NCFP’s most prominent research initiative ever: Trends in Family Philanthropy. This webinar will feature a sneak peek at the questions to be explored by the study, along with analysis and insights of three leading voices in the field – NCFP President Virginia Esposito and Senior Fellow Alice Buhl, and the Urban Institute’s Elizabeth Boris, the lead researcher for the study.
Special offer - guest registrations available!
The National Center for Family Philanthropy is delighted to invite family foundation board members and staff from around the country to join as our guests for this very special webinar. To register, please complete our simple guest registration form. You will receive instructions for joining the call approximately one-to-two days prior to the event. Please note: NCFP Friends and members of our Family Philanthropy Online partner communities should register by logging in to the NCFP website below and clicking on "Register Now."
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.
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.
What participants said:
I'm grateful for the Webinar Series. Sometimes family foundations get short shrift in conferences, etc., and it's nice to have an organization devoted to exploring solutions for common problems.
The overview of the planned process and anticipated value of the family foundation survey was presented clearly and was informative. The interactive poll was engaging, and the on-the-fly analysis offered by the 3 presenters was very interesting to hear.
Thanks so much for the webinars. I appreciate the good work you do and webinars in general.