Voices from the Field Posts

Fifteen years of advancing family philanthropy and a look to the future

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 15, 2013

We’re pleased to present a very special edition of Voices from the Field, featuring answers to questions posed to our July webinar presenters on the topic ”15 Years of Advancing Excellence in Family Philanthropy: Lessons Learned…and a Look Ahead.” The webinar featured all of our former board chairs...

Junior Board Members Share their Perspectives on What They Have Learned

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on June 15, 2013

The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.” This month’s Voices from the Field column...

On the Ground Report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference in Detroit

Posted by Douglas Bitonti Stewart on May 15, 2013

As a passionate advocate for Detroit I was thrilled when the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) announced their biennial conference would take place in our city. Bringing hundreds of professionals and leaders in the field to take a deep dive into strategy and impact could only bring good things....

Can a small organization have a big impact?

Posted by Emily Tow Jackson on April 15, 2013

I get asked this question often.  How can a small foundation with few staff really catalyze large scale social change?  In fact, how can a foundation of any size play this role?  At The Tow Foundation, we have attempted to play a significant role in juvenile justice reform, an issue that seems like an...

Next gen leaders taking the reins of family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on February 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The new Next Gen Donors report features a variety of quotes and perspectives from next gen donors on the topics of values and legacy, strategic grantmaking, and collaborations and relationships. Here are a few of the highlights. Values and Legacy: Quotes from The Next Gen Donors Study ...

Leadership transitions in family philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 15, 2013

Editor’s note: Several of the National Center’s most popular guides and publications have addressed the topic of transitions in family philanthropy. Here are selected quotes from these timeless publications.   Transitions as opportunities for change “Transitions are opportunities for change, not...

Celebrating Fifteen Years of Family Giving

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 15, 2012

The National Center is celebrating our 15th year of providing advice and assistance for families in philanthropy, and what better way to celebrate than to share the perspectives and comments from many of the families we have served over the years. Thank you for your support! Do you have a testimonial...

Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 15, 2012

Shortly after Hurricane Sandy struck, the National Center collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to produce a special edition of Family Giving News highlighting eight long-term opportunities for philanthropy to step in and support relief and recovery efforts. Several readers wrote back...

Public Policy Meets Private Philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 15, 2012

As the 2012 U.S. Presidential election race heats up, philanthropic networks around the country are adding fuel to the fire by promoting and hosting a variety of conversations discussing the relationship between public policy and private philanthropy. Many of NCFP's Family Philanthropy Online Partner...

Great Quotes in Family Philanthropy

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2011

There’s been an interesting discussion going on for some time at the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s LinkedIn page on “Best Philanthropy Quotes.” We’ve been following it for a while, and while there are indeed many great quotes included in the conversation, we’ve been a bit disappointed that only a very...

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