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

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

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation: Trustee Competencies

Posted on August 20, 2015 by The R. Howard Dobbs Jr. Foundation

The following characteristics are offered as a guide when identifying and assessing candidates for service as a trustee of the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation. These characteristics, taken together, represent an ideal. No one individual is expected to display a high degree of every quality. There is hope, however, that all of these strengths will be represented among the collective… Read More