61 Results for “Board Chair Peer Network”

Blog | From NCFP

Calling Family Foundation Board Members to Join a Journey on Racial Justice

Learn more about the Racial Justice Learning and Action Network. In 2018, the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) announced its second class of fellows, naming Kelly Nowlin, June Wilson, and Mary Mountcastle as distinguished fellows. Each of us independently chose to focus our fellowship work on racial equity. Coming together we worked to support one another, challenge established thinking, Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: A Conversation with the Hazen Foundation

January 25, 2021 | Cristina Jiménez, Lori Bezahler
Join President Lori Bezahler and Board Chair Cristina Jiménez from the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925 that is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class. Learn from the board and staff of this spend down foundation committed to equity and Read More
Blog | Featured Article

Lessons for Family Foundation Board Chairs from the 2020 Trustee Education Institute

October 30, 2020 | Tony Macklin
  During NCFP’s recent Trustee Education Institute (TEI), I heard a recurring theme especially applicable to current and future board chairs of family foundations: effective governance of a family foundation takes more work than you’re typically prepared for.  All board members have a responsibility for effective governance. But the board chair is tasked with helping clarify the board’s roles and Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Non-family Staff Peer Network: CEO Performance Reviews

Following our last discussion on board chair dynamics, members wanted to know more information on CEO performance review processes and templates from peers. Join this conversation in June as we take a deeper dive into the importance of CEO performance reviews, and how your organization can support talent management and diverse staff at your foundation and your grantees. Read More
Blog | Network News

News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Russell Family Foundation; Bader Philanthropies; Nathan Cummings Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Meadows Foundation; Indiana Philanthropy Alliance; Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation; Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Rasmuson Foundation; and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Events & Webinars | Conferences and Workshops

2018 Trustee Education Institute: The Signature Seminar for Family Foundation Board Members

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers: What does it mean to be a steward of both the public’s trust Read More

Family Foundation Board Chair Roles and Responsibilities

Successful family foundation board chairs are able to both drive action and manage egos — and are often the difference between a foundation deftly navigating challenging situations and being tripped up by them. It’s a role that needs careful consideration. Those serving in this capacity need the leadership skills needed to run smooth, productive board meetings as well as a Read More

Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner

May 25, 2021
Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner (Liz) is President of the Board of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, a family foundation based in Washington, DC that supports community organizing around racial and economic justice issues. Liz is a Trustee of the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC and serves as the Chair of the Advancement Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.  She is Read More
Blog | Voices from the Field

Looking Inward: How We Clarified Our Values and Vision

March 17, 2021 | Jaimie Mayer
Courtesy of Pixabay This letter was originally published by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and is re-posted here with permission. Jaimie Mayer is a co-chair of NCFP’s new Board Chair Peer Network. If you are interesting in joining, please sign up here. In Alicia Garza’s new book, The Purpose of Power, she writes: “Before we can know where we’re going…we need to know where Read More