Engaging Next Gen Peer Network
NCFP’s benchmark Trends study found that regardless of age or size, family foundations that are engaging their younger members believe new generations bring innovative ideas and vibrancy to the foundation. Join this peer NCFP Friends Network co-chaired by Michelle Knapik of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Neil Gobioff, of The Gobioff Foundation, to share your resources, tools, and strategies for inspiring and engaging new generations of your family.
There is no fee for NCFP Friends. Please note this network is offered exclusively to our friends. For information on joining our network please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stay tuned for a description coming after our first meeting of the year!
Julien Goulet is the Associate Director and only non-family member staff person of the Longbrake Family Foundation (TLFF) based in Seattle, WA. He has been tasked with, among other things, developing the Next Gen program for TLFF’s third gen ranging in age from 0-14. He is slightly awed by how much fun this has been and how it has helped him connect with his kids. Julien is new to the world of philanthropy and previously worked in the social work field for 20+ years primarily in mental health and youth engagement. He loves connecting with new people!
Neil Gobioff is current president of the Gobioff Foundation, a small family foundation based in Tampa, FL. He is part of the founding generation and in the process of formalizing a youth board that will include extended family from the next generation.
Michelle Knapik is the President of The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF). Michelle joined EHTF after more than nine years in the philanthropic sector having led strategy, program development and innovative grantmaking at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.
What past participants say:
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!