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Core Values of a Splendid Legacy

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Sarah Cavanaugh

Values build and strengthen a legacy in families. This chapter from Splendid Legacy 2: The Guide to Creating and Re-creating Your Family Foundation shares ideas to get you started with your foundation’s values, or revisit the ones that you have now as part of your own family legacy… Read More

The Future of Family Philanthropy: Positioning Families for Greatness

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Kimberly Dasher Tripp

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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

Supporting Youth and Next-gen Philanthropy: How to Get Started

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Vasser Seydel, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Sammie Holzwarth

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Multigenerational families use different methods and techniques to teach the next generation about philanthropy. Successful future engagement depends on many considerations, including when and how to best inspire and empower next-gen family members. Please join us for a discussion that will explore a number of important considerations, including when, and how to introduce the concept of giving to your family,… Read More

CF Network: Community Foundation Regional Efforts and Strategies for COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

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In these unprecedented times, many community foundations have taken action by starting regional funds, adjusting grant timelines and expectations, and doing outreach in their local communities. NCFP is hosting a topical call as a safe space to discuss your questions, concerns, and resources around COVID-19. Join to talk through strategies and ask questions with your peers. You are welcome to… Read More

CF Network: Supporting Families with a Small Shop

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Vicki Andrews, Nicole Donelson, Ellen Grill

Community foundations have inspiring opportunities to work with giving families. However, meeting the needs of family donors when you have a small staff can be a challenge. How do small donor services teams and small shops balance their workload and adequately steward donor families? Join your colleagues who may have established family philanthropy services and those who are just getting… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Donor Check-in Meetings

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Molly Rand, Marie D’Costa, Bob Eichinger, Susan Willey

What is on the agenda for your annual or more frequent donor check-in meetings? Bob Eichinger and Molly Rand from the Chicago Community Trust, Marie D’Costa from the New York Community Trust, and Susan Willey from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will share how they connect with donors and structure their check-in meetings with families… Read More

A Tribute to Ike Leighty

Posted on June 20, 2017 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

“Starting a family foundation is like catching a porcupine.  First you throw a wash tub over it, and that gives you something to sit on while you figure out what to do next!” Those were the words of the late great Herman “Ike” Leighty. Essentially what Ike meant was that there is no one clear path to success in philanthropy… Read More

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