Imagining the Future: Pursuing Excellence in Family Philanthropy
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
As NCFP celebrates our 20th Anniversary, we invite you to participate in an exciting new program. NCFP is using the opportunity of this anniversary to “Imagine the Future” of the field of family philanthropy. Starting at the 2017 National Forum, we have been working closely with the team at the Good Wolf Group who has been leading group discussions that address the following questions:
- Given the challenges in the world, and the changing philanthropic landscape, how do you see the field changing?
- What new tools, strategies and collaborative initiatives should be focused on moving forward for families, practitioners and advisors?
- How should NCFP position the Center and our programs?
- What would excite and engage you personally in our collective efforts and community?
Join us for this special interactive webinar as we continue to Imagine the Future with feedback from all of you!
Didier Sylvain approaches everything as a creative opportunity, thriving at the nexus of imaginative thinking and pragmatic disciplines. He designs and guides transformational experiences for the growth of companies, individuals, nonprofits and communities. This was honed through delivering results with world-renowned consulting and social impact institutions including Deloitte Consulting, Spotify, Echoing Green, the Bertha Foundation, Zoo Labs and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. As a native of New York and the child of Haitian immigrants, Didier’s process involves a unique combination of experiential learning, sound, spirit and pragmatism to activate innovative leadership in every room. Didier holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in social entrepreneurship, from Carnegie Mellon University. Didier continues to explore ways to apply his academic, professional and creative background to his work with others.
Jason C. Born is vice president for programs at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In this role, Jason serves as NCFP's lead knowledge curator, content creator, and connector for philanthropic families. Jason is the founding editor of both Family Giving News and the Passages Issue Brief series, and serves as host of NCFP’s monthly Family Philanthropy Webinar series. He previously helped to launch Funders Together to End Homelessness as director of national outreach for the Melville Charitable Trust.
Neil Sumilas manages the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s financial operations, strategic planning, staffing and personnel, and board relations. Before joining NCFP in 2015, Neil was an independent consultant advising non-profit and for-profit clients on programmatic and management issues unique to the non-profit world. Neil was previously Managing Director of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and before that oversaw the Fund’s alumni activities and leadership development programs, including the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Neil received a bachelor’s degree and his MBA from Georgetown University.
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!