Family Staff and Volunteer Peer Network: Culture, Traditions, Giving and the Holidays
NCFP's Family Staff and Volunteer Peer Learning Network is a peer discussion forum for NCFP Friends who serve in a paid or volunteer family staffing role. This network meets approximately quarterly via online webinars; calls are peer-directed, with NCFP staff and other outside experts serving as resource people and helping suggest materials and resources for future education and growth for those who serve in this unique role.
Family culture surrounds us all the time. During the toughest of times, culture is what allows families to thrive and support one another. The holidays are a time when culture, family, and traditions all combine! Join family member Jamie Forbes, who has thought a lot about culture for his nuclear and multigenerational family, for a lively discussion. This discussion will allow us all to prepare for the holidays for our family and philanthropies, while spending more time with Jamie who co-authored, our recent Passages Issue Brief, “Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family Tree” and spoke on our August webinar.
Jamie Forbes, CAP®, is the founding Partner of Forbes Legacy Advisors. Jamie created Forbes Legacy Advisors after observing that families crave similar support and expertise to nurture their family unit as there is to support their financial assets. Forbes Legacy Advisors focuses on the human dynamics of legacy planning and fortifying a family culture that reflects their values and builds family solidarity. Their work focuses on building trust and supporting clear communication and includes family governance, philanthropy, beneficiary education, inter-generational engagement, family enterprise succession planning and more.
His work is driven by curiosity and is underpinned by his ability to help clients understand that their success in sustaining a strong family fabric is critical to maintaining and building financial wealth over generations. A highly intuitive and a natural connector, Jamie grew up in a multi-generational New England family imbued with a strong sense of belonging, good fortune and a deep understanding that with privilege comes responsibility.
Jamie lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife and two daughters.
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!