Board Chair & Emerging Leaders Peer Networks Joint Meeting: Next generation engagement and generational transitions on foundation boards

Posted on February 13, 2024 by Rebecca Randall, Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, Katherine Osborne Valdez

A discussion on next-generation engagement and generational transition on foundation boards. More information about the topic for this event is forthcoming. In the meantime, please save the date on your calendar and we will let you know when registration is open. The final 30 minutes will be open for peer space for connection, regardless of the topic. If you are… Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families

Posted on February 13, 2024 by Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, Katherine Osborne Valdez, Ashley Blanchard

In family philanthropy, there can be an inherent tension between balancing individual philanthropic priorities with a collective family philanthropic endeavor. Families’ abilities to work together effectively in their philanthropy is dependent not only on the way they design their collective giving, but also in how they structure the philanthropic activities outside of it. The responsibility of the board chair is… Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Leading in Complex Systems

Posted on January 24, 2024 by Dr. Jason Franklin, Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, Katherine Osborne Valdez

Philanthropy often seeks to change systems that are complex and intersectional. While no one funder can address all of pieces of the system, identifying the right approach for any organization can be a complex process in and of itself. Board chairs are responsible for leading their organizations and families through these processes, balancing internal and external dynamics. Jason Franklin will… Read More

Non-Family Staff Peer Network: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

Posted on December 20, 2023

Join your colleagues to discuss your 2024 aspirations as non-family staff leaders. There will be opportunities to share your philanthropy’s successes in 2023 and the goals and priorities you have for the new year. In addition to a large group discussion, this meeting will include small group breakouts where you can share resources, tools, and approaches to support your work… Read More

Application Deadline: 2024 Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort

Posted on December 20, 2023

Racial Justice Learning & Action Network Overview The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) has partnered with Bari Katz and Edgar Villanueva of Leverage Philanthropic Partners to create a Learning and Action Cohort that will: provide participants with knowledge and tools to operationalize their commitment to racial equity in their grantmaking, governance, and operations be grounded in a root-cause analysis… Read More

A Racial Reparations Framework for Family Philanthropy

Posted on December 4, 2023

This webinar will explore a comprehensive approach to reparations in family philanthropy efforts and will provide family philanthropies with a practical roadmap for addressing historical and systemic injustices. Join this session to learn how to foster a more equitable, just and inclusive society through your families’ giving. About this Series The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on… Read More

21st-Century Governance Part Two: Strategically Using Partnerships and Collaborating for Systems Change

Posted on December 1, 2023

Discover how family philanthropy can be a powerful catalyst for systems change by forging meaningful partnerships with like-minded organizations, initiatives, and stakeholders, and working together on initiatives such as pooled funds, donor collaboratives, and other strategies. Through expert insights, real-world success stories, and practical advice, we’ll guide you in harnessing the potential of collaboration to tackle complex social challenges.   This… Read More

21st-Century Governance Part One: Participatory and Collaborative Operations and Strategies

Posted on December 1, 2023 by Joshua J. Knowles, Courtney Knoblock, Hannibal B. Johnson, David Weitnauer

Please note this webinar was originally scheduled to take place on January 16, it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 25. Family philanthropies are increasingly recognizing the power of inclusive and collaborative approaches to maximize their operations and impact—and to ensure that their philanthropy will bring more value to family members, grantees, community members, and others. This session will delve… Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Connect with Your Peers

Posted on September 15, 2023 by Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, Katherine Osborne Valdez

The role of the board chair as a philanthropic leader is ever-evolving, yet leadership is a resource that goes through cycles, or seasons. As leaders, we must learn to understand our own seasons, those of our organizations, and those of our partners. In this peer-led session, Network Co-Chairs Liz Bonner and Katherine Osborne Valdez will facilitate small group conversations continuing… Read More