Values in Action: Thinking Strategically About Your Family Philanthropy’s Lifespan

Posted on December 4, 2023

Join us to explore the considerations of family philanthropy lifespan. In addition to philanthropic traditions, families want to think ahead about their philanthropic timeframe. This webinar will guide families through the decisions surrounding the sustainability and potential conclusion of their philanthropic efforts. Drawing from real-life examples, this session will equip you with the tools to ensure your family’s philanthropic mission… 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

Meeting the Moment Part Three: Trust-Based and Participatory Practices

Posted on December 4, 2023

More information on this specific webinar is forthcoming.  Meeting the Moment: How Family Philanthropy Can Guide Effective, Equitable, and Lasting Progress Join us for our upcoming Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series, where we will explore the vital role family philanthropy plays in addressing pressing societal challenges and driving meaningful change. Through expert insights, inspiring case studies, and interactive discussions,… Read More

Clarifying Your Purpose and Legacy Part Two: Generational Transitions

Posted on December 1, 2023

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This webinar will equip families with the knowledge and strategies needed to prepare the next generation to confidently take the helm and the current generation of leaders to feel secure in stepping back. By delving into engaging discussions and sharing practical insights, we’ll unravel the complexities of nurturing leadership skills, fostering a deep understanding of philanthropic values, and encouraging multi-generational… Read More

Clarifying Your Purpose and Legacy Part One: NCFP’s Family Giving Lifecycle Curriculum

Posted on December 1, 2023

Intentional philanthropy requires ongoing reflection and planning. This interactive workshop will provide families with practical tools and proven strategies to clarify their philanthropic mission, effectively transition leadership, ensure lasting impact, and preserve their philanthropic values. This webinar is part of a series within the Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar programming. Join us for part two, Clarifying Your Purpose and Legacy… Read More

Philanthropic Purpose, Motivations, and Values

Posted on November 29, 2022 by Nancy Bacon

For your philanthropy to be meaningful and effective, it is important to define, refine, and periodically revisit your philanthropic purpose: to understand your motivations for giving, the collective values that guide your philanthropy, and establish clarity around the various priorities and approaches your family will utilize in its giving. This interactive program is designed to both guide families through initial… Read More

Conflict of Interest Policy (George Family Foundation)

Posted on July 22, 2022 by George Family Foundation

The George Family Foundation (GFF) is committed to avoiding transactions or arrangements that give rise to a conflict of interest, potential conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest. POTENTIAL Personal-Gain CONFLICTS No less than once a year, GFF Directors and staff will review a list of all GFF grantees, vendors, and other business partners — disclosing… Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Reflections on Mission, Vision, and Values with the Hilton Foundation

Posted on June 9, 2022 by Hawley Hilton McAuliffe, Linda Hilton

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A foundation’s mission, vision, and values, which may be thought of as a statement of purpose, are fundamental in guiding its operations, strategy, and relationship with grantee partners.  For family foundations, these purpose statements are grounded in the family’s history and legacy, and donors’ intent. It is critical that both board and staff understand and are aligned with the mission… Read More

Defining Your Family’s Philanthropic Purpose

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Fred Kaynor, Megan Costigan, Jean Buckley, Tony Macklin

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What motivations and values drive your generosity? What priorities propel your social action? A clear philanthropic purpose defines why you want to make a difference and your priorities for where and who you most want to benefit. It improves family decision-making, community relationships, and impact. On this webinar, you’ll learn how you and your family can define your philanthropic purpose—shared… Read More