Voices from the Field Posts

Family Fund Empowers Three Generations of Giving

Posted by Akron Community Foundation on February 4, 2019

The Akron Community Foundation writes about the success of a donor-advised fund and its ability to facilitate multigenerational giving.

Giving In The New Year: A Novel Approach To Sharing Power

Posted by Lisa Ranghelli on January 28, 2019

Lisa Ranghelli of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that confronting the role of power in perpetuating disparities leads to true progress in health, housing, education, criminal justice and every other major societal issue.

Generations of Giving: Spotlighting Our Family Philanthropy Initiative

Posted by Virginia Gentilcore on January 24, 2019

The Bainum Foundation's Family Philanthropy Initiative is an example of how to engage multiple generations in giving.

Census 2020: Your Family Foundation Needs to Engage

Posted by Maggie Osborn on January 18, 2019

Maggie Osborn of United Philanthropy Forum gives practical advice about how foundations can approach Census 2020.

California Wildfires – What’s a Funder to Do?

Posted by Regine A. Webster on January 9, 2019

The recent California wildfires spurred a flurry of donations. But what happens after the affected families fade from the headlines? Regine A. Webster of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy gives practical suggestions for donors and organizations to help those affected by the disaster.

4 Small Nonprofit Challenges that Major Donors Should Understand: a Latin American Lens

Posted by Harriette Rothwell on December 18, 2018

Supporting small nonprofits in Latin America can have a higher comparative impact due to lower overhead, higher local community involvement and sustainability prospects. Major donors should understand the unique challenges these nonprofits face in order to be responsible and committed to making long term sustainable change in the region.

My Journey from Advocate to Philanthropist

Posted by Gordon Irlam on December 14, 2018

Advocacy is a remarkably effective way to influence governments and institutions to tackle important problems - and it often influences one's philanthropy. Gordon Irlam shares how his experience as a volunteer advocate for global causes shaped his approach to giving.

3 Months, 3 Lessons Learned: My Time at NCFP

Posted by Lexi Laginess on December 12, 2018

Lexi Laginess describes her NCFP internship as an incredibly rewarding experience.

It's the Giving Season: Joy, Wonder, Togetherness, and Sharing

Posted by Katherine Scott on November 20, 2018

As you plan for the holidays - whether to find a turkey, put up your holiday decorations, or plan time with family - we wanted to share some of our own favorite holiday traditions from staff and giving families.

How Segal Family Foundation is Deepening Impact with Grantees through Scalable Technology Platforms

Posted by Andy Bryant on November 14, 2018

As part of its "Active Partnership" model, the Segal Family Foundation offers a package of capacity-building services to help visionary organizations—both doers and donors—across Sub-Saharan Africa to build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations.

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