Sector building

In addition to our work supporting donors, families, community foundations, regional associations, advisors, and other donor networks, the National Center is a dedicated voice for the value of family involvement in philanthropy. We continually seek to ensure that the contributions of families are respected and understood in the greater philanthropic sector.

Strategic partnerships

NCFP has contributed it’s educational content and publications to a variety of donor and philanthropic advisor websites, including GiveSmart, LearnPhilanthropy, FamilyFounded, Family Office Exchange, and the Donor Education Learning Community, among others.


Board and committee leadership

NCFP staff and board members have served on boards and committees for a wide variety of leadership organizations in the philanthropic sector, including the Council on Foundations, the Better Business Bureau, Great Nonprofits, Independent Sector, the Foundation Center, Resource Generation, BoardSource, and many, many more. 


Investing in new research

For many years, NCFP has invested in cutting edge research designed to better understand the challenges, roles and opportunities of family philanthropy. Examples of unique research initiatives include Trends in Family Philanthropy (current), the CEO Leadership Guide Series, the Power to Produce Wonders, Pursuit of Excellence and Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Philanthropy.


The voice of family philanthropy

In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the National Center released, The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy, the first ever in-depth examination of the value of family philanthropy to the family, to communities and to democracy. The report identifies a number of the value-added characteristics of a family’s involvement in philanthropy, including passion, commitment, responsiveness and values.


Sharing success stories

The National Center is committed to sharing the success stories of the many donor families that are part of our international network. Many of these stories are available in our Knowledge Center or on our Family Giving News blog. Also check out the Impact Stories section of our site for stories of this kind. Do you have a story to tell? Contact us and let us know if you’d be interested in being profiled by the National Center.