Strategic Lifespan Peer Network Series: Building Grantee Capacity and Resiliency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM EST
90 minutes

Peer Network

Who should attend

NCFP’s benchmark Trends in Family Philanthropy study found that 20% of the youngest family foundations have decided to operate with a limited lifespan, and more than 60% of all foundations are considering or have decided upon this option. Have you made this decision? Are you thinking about the implications and strategies for limiting the lifespan of your foundation? Join this network to speak with other funders considering limiting their lifespan or who have made the decision to spend down. This peer network is co-chaired by two field leaders, Barbara Kibbe, director at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Lois Mitchell, philanthropy consultant and former president of the Orfalea Foundations.


This network is offered at no fee for NCFP Friends of the Family, members of our Family Philanthropy Online Partner Communities, and other donors and family foundations that are considering or have decided to spend out. If you are not currently an NCFP Friend or member of one of our Partner Subscribers, please email your contact information (name, email, phone, and organization) and a short description of your goals for being part of this network to

Contact info

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Built for the Long Haul: Equipping Grantees to Succeed When Your Funding Stops

Navigating a spend-down foundation can be challenging. We heard from the peer network that 70% of you were working on the strategy of sustaining grantees & collaborations with governance & capacity. Gather together to discuss strategies to go beyond doing no harm and partner together. 


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.

Shirley Fredricks, Board Member, The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

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.

Sukey Garcetti, Secretary/Treasurer, Roth Family Foundation
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