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New Releases Roundup: October 2019

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11/01/2019

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group, Asset Funders Network, Candid, CECP, Media Impact Funders, National Center for Family Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Native Americans in Philanthropy.

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New Releases Roundup: June/July 2019

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08/01/2019

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Arabella Advisors, Asset Funders Network, Candid, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, CECP, Fidelity Charitable, Foundation Source, Fund The People, Human Rights Funders NetworkIndependent Sector, Mission Investors Exchange, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy Roundtable, Technology Affinity Group, and Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

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Policy Update: January 30, 2019

Release Date: 
01/30/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, Opportunity Zones, appointments to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, and the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651). 

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Latest Releases From the Field- Early June 2018

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06/13/2018

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Building Movement Project, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Fidelity Charitable, Florida Philanthropic Network, Giving USA, Grantmakers in the Arts and National Center for Family Philanthropy.

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Leading By Example

Afia Amobeaa-Sakyi, National Center for Family Philanthropy
Release Date: 
08/30/2017

A guest post from our  member Afia Amobeaa-Sakyi, Manager, Marketing and Development at National Center for Family Philanthropy as she reflects on her first-time attending our Annual Conference. 

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Latest Releases from the Field- Late April 2017

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04/26/2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from PACE, Grantmakers in Aging, Philanthropy Northwest, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, National Center for Family Philanthropy, FSG, NeighborWorks and Foundation Center and the Peace and Security Funders Group.

2020 Trustee Education Institute

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers:

    Taking on the Big Issues: How Your Foundation Can Find Focus and Create Impact

    Join these philanthropists who have tackled major issues by finding specific focus areas, taking big bets, or collaborating effectively. Whether you are a small funder or large foundation, this webinar will highlight important actions you can take to have impact and create powerful change towards significant issues.

    Philanthropic Spend Down: A Retreat Sponsored by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

    This intimate gathering is for board members and senior staff of foundations that are considering or have decided to spend down their assets. Come with concerns and engage with experts and peers to learn about successful approaches and troubleshoot key challenges. Time will be spent in peer learning focused on exits and impact, stakeholder communication, talent development, and family connections, as well as the legacy of learning.

    Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs

    Serving in the leadership staffing role for a family foundation can be one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, but it is not without challenges and complications. This first-of-its-kind NCFP peer retreat provides a unique opportunity for new family foundation CEOs to reflect on the initial months and years of their service, connect with a community of dedicated colleagues and explore actionable strategies to lead a successful philanthropic effort.

    Passing the Baton: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Family Philanthropy

    In 2020 the National Center for Family Philanthropy will welcome Nick Tedesco as CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime CEO Ginny Esposito to the role of Senior Fellow. These two leaders will reflect on the past 20 years of NCFP’s work and discuss current priorities, the future of the field of family philanthropy, and the continuing role NCFP can play in thought leadership, community building, and more.

    A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs

    Being the non-family staff leader of a multi-generational family foundation is a privilege and honor. The path to engaging and furthering a family’s philanthropy is a special experience—but it can also be tough. This special conversation for CEOs, board members, and donors will feature a discussion between two highly respected CEOs in the process of exiting their long-time roles alongside two new CEOs just entering this role.

    Exiting Responsibly: Making Wise Choices As You Wrap Up

    Whether your foundation is considering wrapping up a long-term initiative or completely spending down and sunsetting your foundation, this webinar will provide valuable ideas and approaches. Hear from field experience how to navigate this complex and challenging process to maximize the potential for impact while leaving grantees and fields strong.

    New Trends: Research Findings from NCFP’s Second Family Philanthropy Study

    What are new emerging issues facing philanthropic donors and families? How are families’ funding priorities, governance practices, and approaches to giving and decision-making evolving and changing? How are issues of founder participation, choice of lifespan, and the use of multiple giving vehicles affecting the practices and outcomes of family philanthropy?

    2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

    NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought-provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving.

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    Time-Limited Philanthropy: What the Research Tells Us About This Growing Trend

    Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of National Center for Family Philanthropy, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors who discussed research that helps develop a better understanding of time-limited philanthropy. Throughout this session, they shared examples of time-limited philanthropy and the strategies used by different foundations to wrap up their work.

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    Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family Commitment to Geography

    Publication date: 
    07/2019

    How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? Rather than look first to comparing the contrasting decisions—why a place or issue basis for giving—this study is designed to examine how family foundations and funds committed to place are sustaining (or not sustaining) that commitment over generations.  

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