Spark Session on models of community foundation programs for engaging next gen donors
Community foundations staff interested in how to work with families to clarify their values, motivations, and philanthropic strategy.
Among the emerging requests of community foundations is how to help their philanthropic families engage the next generation of donors. As such, community foundations have a unique opportunity to shape how philanthropy is practiced in their communities. This webinar will explore ways a community foundation leverages its own knowledge on effective giving and local issues to educate future philanthropists to make lasting impact.
Please RSVP by September 18th to participate in this special community foundation peer conversation.
Guest registrations available
Members of NCFP's Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network should register by logging in at the link below. We are pleased to invite those in the field at large to attend one Spark Session webinar as our guest, using our guest registration form.
About this series
This program is part of the Spark Session series under NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. The series is designed for community foundations to exchange practical advice, tools, and tips from peers on aspects of their family philanthropy engagement. In one hour, this content-rich webinar feature peer case study examples and will allow attendees to delve deeper through an open facilitated dialogue.
Alyssa Hawkins is the Director of Giving Programs for The Minneapolis Foundation. In this role she is responsible for facilitating groups of energetic volunteers as they collaboratively make grantmaking decisions around issues facing our community. She works with corporate employees, Minneapolis high school students, and young to mid career professionals just entering the world of philanthropy, among others, as they navigate what it means to have an impact with their dollars. Alyssa has a degree in Natural Resources from the University of Minnesota and in a past life supported K-12 educators in using service-learning as a tool for meeting academic standards and engaging students. She lives in Minneapolis with two large cats and one very small dog, and stays sane by training for marathons and triathlons.
Jennifer Touchet is the Director of Family Philanthropy at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Since 2013, she has led the Next Gen Donor Institute and Alumni Network for 25 – 40 year old emerging philanthropic leaders. Most recently, the foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy began donor initiatives that include youth. She specializes in multi-generational giving, family dynamics and is part of 21/64’s trainer network. Additionally, she stewards a portfolio of families who are part of the Center.
Jennifer serves on the advisory committee of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. She is a graduate of Duke and UPenn, holds a Master’s in Oral History, and brings 20+ years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Elizabeth Sullivan brings deep knowledge on national trends, strategy, and best practices in private philanthropy and corporate giving. In March 2015, Liz joined the National Center for Family Philanthropy as Program Manager to launch the two-year Family Philanthropy Through Community Foundations initiative, designed to enhance the effectiveness of families working with community foundations as their giving partners. From 2006 to 2013, Liz worked at the Council on Foundations, a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Most recently, Liz was Managing Director of Corporate, Independent, and Family Philanthropy where she stewarded a portfolio of ~850 members and led a change management process to integrate and unify member products and programs aimed to strengthen organizations and leaders in philanthropy. During her tenure at the Council, Liz led signature projects including the Disaster Philanthropy Network; a Corporate Philanthropy Initiative that resulted in the seminal guide, Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy; and “Philanthropy Solutions: Promising Practice in Corporate Giving,” a set of peer-learning activities that facilitates knowledge sharing among corporate philanthropy leaders.
What participants said:
NCFP consistently and brilliantly presents the very best education to family foundations and donor advisor funders. Though I actively participate in educational opportunities with many organizations in the philanthropic center it is those offered by NCFP that drill deeper into issues, savor the nuances of family grantmaking and produce products that motivate and inspire in an all embracing understanding of families and the dynamics that challenge them.
The Family Philanthropy Webinar series is a wonderful resource, allowing us to "attend" sessions from all over and to share materials with other members of our foundation. The transcripts of the sessions are also a valuable resource. Thank you for these Webinars.
NCFP webinars are an effective way for me to be stimulated and educated. I always expect excellent presenters and up to date information from NCFP, and have not been disappointed with these webinars. The recent one discussing women and philanthropy was very timely as women grow in their capacity and leadership roles in philanthropy. Thank you NCFP!
The National Center has been an indispensable source of wisdom, tools, and best practices for my clients on matters ranging from advancing intergenerational leadership transition strategies to building effective websites to creating discretionary grant making guidelines.
These webinar events are the most valuable as part of our SECF membership... we access current experts on the topics pertinent to family foundations...and we remain in our office!.... no travel expenses or conference fees... and we can access this information at a future time for our Board. A win-win for all of us who are so busy but are eager to stay current and networked.
I have attended many of NCFP's webinar and always walk away with new ideas that expand my knowledge of family philanthropy. The content is always amazing, well-structured and full of different perspectives. I especially love the stories told by presenters of their families journey within philanthropy and how they are impacting communities.
Creating Effective Next Gen Boards was by far the best webinar I have experienced. The material was well put together, well presented, easy to follow, and very engrossing! The youth on the webinar were very articulate and experienced and provided a unique insight into the benefits and pitfalls in involving 8 year-olds and up in family philanthropy, i.e. the younger we start, the better and easier it is for everyone! Thanks for this webinar!
I have participated for years in the Family Philanthropy Webinar Series, which has been a tremendous value-add for our subscription to NCFP Friends of the Family! This just keeps getting better and better with each passing month, and I'm so very impressed with the caliber of presentations and the organization behind them! Best webinar series in the field!