Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Improving and Re-Envisioning Donor Experience

Posted on December 3, 2020

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Have you re-envisioned your client experience? Gather with your peers to dive deeper into the recent Community Foundation Workshop presentation by Julie Littlechild, “How Client Engagement is Being Disrupted.” Building off of Julie’s workbook, we will discuss how to move from satisfaction to engagement. Prepare to better support your donors at each stage of their journey. If you missed the… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Holiday and Winter Family Meetings

Posted on October 5, 2020

How are you preparing for holiday and winter meetings with your donor families during this challenging and partisan moment? Donors are looking for guidance as they navigate uncertain times and a changing giving landscape. Join this safe, facilitated dialogue to talk with your peers about common strategies and important questions. Resources: Civil Conversations & Social Healing at The On Being… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: How Are You Managing Your Teams and Philanthropic Services Moving Forward?

Posted on June 1, 2020 by Tony Macklin

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As counties re-open, how has your foundation decided to balance in-office and virtual work? How are you modifying metrics and performance expectations in your donor service and development plans? And, how are you adjusting service delivery models through the end of 2020? In this peer exchange, we’ll collect insights through verbal responses, chat, and hopefully any policies or documents you’re… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 4)

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Debbie Wilkerson, Bob Fockler, Caroline Kuebler, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

This is NCFP’s fourth annual deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive services to multi-generation and multi-branch families. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engage advisors, and more. Their presentations will be… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Responses to DAF Grants and the Issue of Hate in Charitable Work

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Sutton Mora Hayes, Andrea Minadakis, Alix Derby Salkin, Whitney Feld

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Community foundations across the country have initiated a variety of responses to the issue of hate in charitable work and DAF grants. Some foundations support donors regardless of the grantee, while some have chosen to screen grants and others have even created public policies. Regardless of the foundation’s policy, your peer foundations have made tough choices and engaged in relevant… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Community Foundation Regional Efforts and Strategies for COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

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In these unprecedented times, many community foundations have taken action by starting regional funds, adjusting grant timelines and expectations, and doing outreach in their local communities. NCFP is hosting a topical call as a safe space to discuss your questions, concerns, and resources around COVID-19. Join to talk through strategies and ask questions with your peers. You are welcome to… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Supporting Families with a Small Shop

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Vicki Andrews, Nicole Donelson, Ellen Grill

Community foundations have inspiring opportunities to work with giving families. However, meeting the needs of family donors when you have a small staff can be a challenge. How do small donor services teams and small shops balance their workload and adequately steward donor families? Join your colleagues who may have established family philanthropy services and those who are just getting… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Legacy Planning as a Part of Family Philanthropy

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Alison O’Carroll, Erin Drury Boorn, Jan Lane, Beth Harper Briglia

How do community foundations consider and offer legacy planning as an option for families in their philanthropy? Join the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Chester County Community Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation who will share about their legacy planning work… Read More