Family philanthropy and community foundations

Advancing Racial Equity Inside Community Foundations

Posted on October 6, 2021 by Cathy Wright, Christopher Nanni, Lori Bartczak

Growing numbers of community foundations are making commitments to advancing racial equity in their communities. While forming a point of view on racial equity is an important first step, putting that commitment into action is complex work. What are the steps community foundations are taking to advance racial equity inside their foundations? How are they engaging important stakeholders—such as board… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

Posted on August 13, 2021

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We are creating time for peer learning based on your personal experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. Registrants will be sent login information for each room closer to the event date. Getting Started (haven’t done 21/64 or CAP) – Holidays, Family, & Giving Season: What resources are you sharing with families to promote their discussions this giving season? Medium-Low… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Youth Philanthropy Engagement and Adaptations

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Katherine Ponce, Sheryl Seller

Join the Sillerman Center’s Youth Philanthropy Project staff to better understand the current landscape of youth philanthropy and youth engagement through insights from their State of Youth Philanthropy (2020-2021) survey, conducted in collaboration with the Foundation for MetroWest. Learn about what their data show about the way programs have adapted throughout of COVID-19, and the social and racial injustices faced across the country, and the… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Family Philanthropy Services Survey Results

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Tony Macklin

How do community foundations structure their philanthropic services and specialized services for generous families? What revenue streams do they receive? Where do they see demand for services growing now and in the future? NCFP’s Senior Program Consultant, Tony Macklin, CAP®, will discuss the results of the business model survey that community foundations are completing in May and June. The results… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Advising Business-owning Families

Posted on April 23, 2021 by Maeve Miccio, Lisa Jolley, Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D.

Business-owning families are an important customer for community foundations. Compared to non-entrepreneurs, business founders give and volunteer more, tend to see philanthropy as a more important to their lives, and tend to ask more sophisticated philanthropic planning questions. How can community foundations better support those founders in developing plans for meaningful, effective philanthropy in both their families and their businesses?… Read More

2021 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Piyush Tantia, Sarah Welch

This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to five staff member attendees at no cost. The workshop will feature insights on navigating tough conversations with donor families (including those about race and equity) and peer learning… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Effective Governance

Posted on March 8, 2021 by Virginia M. Esposito

Governance is defined as an agreed-upon process based on common values for collective communication and decision making. It is designed to serve both current and future generations. Good governance is a critical component of a successful family philanthropy effort. Listen to the April 8, 2021 Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar, Effective Governance: Principles, Policies, and Practices. Follow up the webinar with… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Racial and Social Justice Resource Sharing

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Mary Kay Mark, J.M. Johnson, Beth Harper Briglia

How are you supporting the racial and social justice learning journey for your staff, donors, or community? Join three of your fellow community foundation leaders to hear how they are having equity discussions both internally and with donors. Come prepared to learn about new resources and bring your own to share. We encourage you to join via computer so we… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: CAP Study Groups

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Michelle Arndt, Dien Yuen, JD/LLM, CAP®, AEP®,, Caroline Kuebler

As a strategy for growth and increased impact, community foundations have long been supporting and convening professional advisors. The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) study groups have been an important forum for foundations to build philanthropic planning education in community. How are community foundation peers supporting advisors and growing philanthropy locally?… Read More

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