Family foundations come with a unique set of dynamics, like their dedication to preserving a legacy and to sharing decision-making among family members. These dynamics are often a significant influence on a foundation’s governance and operations, and they can also extend to how family foundations’ experiences with consultants differ from those of other foundations or nonprofits.
Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.
What are the key governance and grantmaking issues facing family foundation boards and staff in the 21st Century? How are family foundations engaging the next generation, supporting grantees, and planning for perpetuity? And what are the implications of these trends for those in the field? Join this special conversation with National Center for Family Philanthropy President Ginny Esposito and leaders from the research team for NCFP's new Trends in Family Philanthropy initiative.
Foundations encourage partnerships among grantees, but great partnerships also take place among consultants to foundations. In this webinar, you’ll explore the realm of consultant partnerships, discover the forms those philanthropy-consulting partnerships take, and learn about their benefits and inherent challenges. Our presenters also will explain what foundations most need to know about initiating and supporting philanthropy-consulting partnerships.
Join us for a brief webinar to explore the latest trends in state policy and hear about what’s on the horizon for action on the state and federal levels in the coming New Year.
No matter what mission your organization and your members are committed to, we’re confident that more people standing up for your mission can help make the difference.
Join Jill Blair and Malka Kopell, authors of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions’ recent publication, “21st Century Civic Infrastructure: Under Construction”, to discuss what 21st century civic infrastructure could accomplish if we built it with intention. Share with colleagues when you have seen and supported a 21st century effort – or why you haven’t!
In this special, family foundation trustee- and staff-only event, we’ll explore strategies family foundations can take to engage more deeply in grantmaking that builds toward long-term social change. The webinar will draw from case studies highlighted in NCRP’s new Families Funding Change report, as well as the real life experiences of family members and trustees who have made the transition toward social justice giving.
NCRP Executive Director Aaron Dorfman will lead a discussion with three leaders in the philanthropic sector who have shifted their organizations from the role of funder and convener towards a more active and vocal role as partner and advocate.
Why do foundations use consultants? Noticeably absent on the list of reasons is learning – yet learning is a particularly important attribute for foundations that grapple with complex issues in dynamic environments. This webinar will help you understand how to be more explicit about the value of fostering a learning culture in your foundation within the context of any consulting engagement, & will enable both you and your consultant partners to more proactively strive for & achieve learning.