Posts tagged to 'Giving interests and identity'
by Allen Smart
on May 10, 2019
Family philanthropy has been present in rural America long before there was even the thought of a field of philanthropy. With a robustly developed body of work that is rural-specific and not just urban downsized, family funders have the opportunity to support the kind of long-term systems change necessary for rural communities to spark and sustain.
In a follow-up to Generations of Giving, NCFP is now co-sponsoring a research project with LGA to explore how complex, multigenerational business families are using a variety of vehicles beyond their family foundations to pursue philanthropic goals—including their personal philanthropy, donor-advised funds and more.
This list of questions is for families to ask when first exploring the possibility of a common philanthropic project. These can be addressed through personal reflection, a facilitated family workshop, or a dedicated family task force.
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.
by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
on September 5, 2018
Transactional philanthropy is important and necessary to help those in immediate crises meet very pressing needs. For many donors, that’s enough. But what happens when we think more strategically about the needs in question?
by Katy Rees
on October 6, 2017
As we continue to navigate the generational differences that face our society, I encourage you to explore a few insights from a millennial embracing her family’s wealth through philanthropy.
by Richard Marker
on August 10, 2017
It need not be said that families are complex and relationships, between and within generations, reflect that complexity. Every decision that has to be made is loaded because every one is personal.
by Virginia Esposito
on April 18, 2017
Why does your family give? This question is central to the work you do — because it helps understand the motivations behind your foundation’s mission.
by David Farren
on February 9, 2017
With help from our advisors and grantees, we will continue to explore how we can maximize strategic deployment of the Foundation’s resources to support healthy ecosystems and sustainable, vibrant communities.
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by Virginia Esposito
on July 4, 2016
Today’s philanthropists, however, are likely to be less connected to place. The modern economy is built less on geography and more on technology – and many of those who are earning wealth are doing so in a global marketplace.