Community Foundation Spark Session: Building Blocks for Community Foundations Starting Family Donor Relationships

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Jennifer Olson Curry, Laura Winter, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

Community foundations of all sizes and experience levels increasingly respond to donor needs for deeper support in their multigenerational family philanthropy. Whether it is helping craft a family values statement, increasing involvement of adult children, or sharpening the family’s strategic focus, community foundation donor services teams are figuring out how to offer support in an effective way… Read More

Report to Congress on Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds – Department of the Treasury

Posted on July 21, 2016 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Title XII of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109-280, 120 Stat. 780 (2006) (the PPA) made numerous changes to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) addressing charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations. Particular changes to the law were made regarding supporting organizations (SOs) and charitable giving arrangements commonly referred to as donor advised funds (DAFs). The legislation provided a statutory definition… Read More

How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Communities – NCRP

Posted on July 21, 2016 by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

In this paper, we offer a snapshot of family philanthropy as it often is practiced today, including what makes traditional family philanthropy different from other forms. It is our hope that our suggestions will be considered when developing strategy, both by family funders for whom our research rings true, and for those whose experiences differ. … Read More

A National Scan of Giving Circles and Shared Giving – Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Posted on July 20, 2016 by United Philanthropy Forum

Giving circles have not been widely studied. In this report, New Ventures describes the results of a national scan of giving circles, explores the unique characteristics of these circles, and discusses the significance of the phenomenon in the context of today’s philanthropic landscape. By no means did we capture all the circles alive in the country in our sample. The Web-based Giving Circles Knowledge Center exists… Read More

A Handbook for Giving Circle Hosts- Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Posted on July 20, 2016 by United Philanthropy Forum

This handbook contains useful advice and a number of ready-to-use tools for you to write on, share with your board and your (potential) giving circle members, modify, and adapt.  More tools, sample documents, and information are available at the Forum’s Giving Circles Knowledge Center: This online resource is continually updated with stories and resources from giving circles across the country. We hope you will visit… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Staffing Your Family Engagement Program – Considerations for Community Foundations

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Anita Wesley, Jennifer Touchet, Elizabeth Sullivan, Tony Macklin

Experience from community foundations that closely advise multigenerational family philanthropists tell us that this work is more an art than science. As community foundations become more donor- and community-driven, it necessitates different skills and abilities of its donor services teams and leaders. On this Spark Session, hear from your community foundation peers about different staffing structures, training, and individual characteristics… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: The Community Foundation Family Philanthropy Network: An Open Conversation with the Field

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Alicia Philipp, Elizabeth Sullivan, Nina Waters, Peter Dunn, Tony Macklin

In 2016, NCFP kicks off its second year of the Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, a special initiative that aims to enhance the practice and effectiveness of community foundations as strategic partners and trusted advisors to philanthropic families. Join members of the initiative’s Advisory Committee for an open conversation about our progress to date, exciting plans in 2016 to equip… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Raising a new generation of philanthropists

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Elizabeth Sullivan, Joline Godfrey

This special peer networking event for community foundation staff that are members of NCFP’s Family Philanthropy Through Community Foundations initiative will feature a conversation with three of the nation’s leading experts on raising philanthropic children in a multi-generational family philanthropy, along with peer presentations on effective strategies for working with family donors in your community. Space is very limited so… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Models of Community Foundation Programs for Engaging Next Gen Donors

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Alyssa Hawkins, Jennifer Touchet, Elizabeth Sullivan

Among the emerging requests of community foundations is how to help their philanthropic families engage the next generation of donors. As such, community foundations have a unique opportunity to shape how philanthropy is practiced in their communities. This webinar will explore ways a community foundation leverages its own knowledge on effective giving and local issues to educate future philanthropists to… Read More