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The Future of Family Philanthropy: Positioning Families for Greatness

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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Philanthropic families are expanding their impact, knowledge of the field, and becoming increasingly sophisticated in their giving. There is further demand for philanthropic guidance and resources as donors and their families leverage multiple philanthropic vehicles, engage the next generation, and look to increase their payout rates or even spend down. NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco has spent the last… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: The Community Foundation’s Role Among a Family’s Professional Advisors

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Laura J. Brown, Rod Riggins, Timothy J. Belber, Tony Macklin

Most philanthropic families use multiple vehicles and a range of professional advisors to realize their mission and goals – including partnering with community foundations. How should a community foundation understand its role within that “team” of support? What are ways that community foundations add unique value and expertise in this mix? … Read More

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

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

NCFP at the 2016 Advancement Network conference in New Orleans

Posted on April 4, 2016 by Jennifer Touchet, Robyn Schein, Neil Sumilas, Tony Macklin

NCFP and its Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network are hosting four sessions at the 2016 conference of the Advancement Network in New Orleans. Navigating Family Philanthropy Trends Monday 3:00-4:15 CDT Breakout Session You’ve developed a portfolio of donor-advised funds that will engage families in the future. But will those families’ expectations and goals be the same in 10 or 20… Read More

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 Foundations Family Philanthropy Network: 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

Ten Ways Philanthropic Families Work with Community Foundations

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Audrey Jacobs, David O. Barrett, Elizabeth Sullivan, Lauren Amos, Mark Neithercut, Rob MacPherson

This special webinar as we count and describe the many ways that philanthropic families work with the more than 800 community foundations spread across North America. From partnering for impact to serving as a training ground for younger family members, community foundations and families have been partners since the very first community foundations were founded just over a century ago… Read More

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