Tag Archives: donor and family legacy

MARCH 13th WEBINAR: So Far So Fast – A Family Foundation Finds its Focus (February 2014 FGN)

Thursday, March 13th, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) How does a family foundation with no defined mission, no staff, no structure and a family that was never brought into the fold pull itself together to fashion a high performing foundation … Continue reading

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FEATURE: Positive Tracks: A Story of Generation Next Philanthropy (January 2014 FGN)

By Gioia C. Perugini, Associate Director of Philanthropic Advisory and Family Office Services, Hemenway & Barnes LLP and Nini Meyer, Founder/Director, Positive Tracks and Trustee, Jane B. Cook Charitable Trusts Much has been written about the “next generation” and its … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 13th WEBINAR: Telling Your Story to Maximize Community Impact (January 2014 FGN)

Thursday, February 13th, 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) You work hard to ensure you are maximizing community impact but do you have all the tools in your toolbox to lift up your grantees? Learn how new media tools can help … Continue reading

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JANUARY 9th WEBINAR: Generation Next – Young Donors Inspiring a New Generation of Philanthropists (December 2013 FGN)

Thursday, January 9th, 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) The dream of many family foundation donors is to instill a lifelong love of philanthropy and giving back to future generations of one’s family. In some cases, this love of philanthropy translates … Continue reading

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FEATURE: Building High Quality Family Connections Across Generations (March 2013 FGN)

Editor’s Note: In last month’s edition of Family Giving News, we featured results of a new study from our colleagues at 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy on the goals, motivations, and strategies of Next Gen Donors. In this … Continue reading

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FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY AND LEADERSHIP CIRCLE MEMBERS: Thanks for Your Support! (February 2013 FGN)

We offer special thanks to our Friends of the Family and Leadership Circle funders who support and sustain the work of the National Center. Our Leadership Circle recognizes a special group of our most generous supporters. Our Friends offer continuing support for our … Continue reading

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FEATURE: 15 Timeless Tips for Trustee Training and Succession (September 2012)

Year after year, one topic in family philanthropy rises to the top: inspiring, engaging, and preparing the next generation for leadership. Sooner or later, unless the board decides to spend down the endowment, board succession in family foundations is a … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: The Seasoned Family Foundation CEO (July 2012 FGN)

“The family foundation CEO is more likely to share fundamental values and feel a deep, personal connection to a donor and family.  The result is often mutual affection and a deeply satisfying job situation.  Those same bonds can test the … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Milestones in Family Giving: The Contagious Joy of Philanthropic Celebrations (June 2012 FGN)

Everyone loves a good celebration.  Families particularly mark the special moments in their lives with celebrations: an anniversary, graduation, wedding, or a birthday (especially those birthdays that end in the dreaded “0” – 30, 40, 50, and whatever numbers come … Continue reading

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FEATURE: The Changing Face of Philanthropy: Diversity in Family Giving (January 2012 FGN)

By Caroline Avery Quick, create a mental picture of a philanthropist. What do you see? An older white man? That’s the picture that pops into most of our heads. And it’s not surprising — this is the dominant image of … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Wrapping Up a Wonderful Year for the National Center (December 2011 FGN)

What a wonderful month to have Family Giving News focus on the practice of discretionary grantmaking!  Highlighting our new edition of Passages on this topic, this issue explores the reasons for and the cautions involved in offering this privilege to … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Transitions Bring Both Joy and Sadness (November 2011 FGN)

Fall is in the air and the transition to cooler weather and the holiday season is not the only one we in family philanthropy are experiencing. Every family philanthropy experiences the joy, the sadness, the complexity, and the energy of … Continue reading

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Feature: Philanthropy’s Role in Developing Responsible Adults (October 2011 FGN)

Editor’s note: This month’s feature story is an excerpt from the new edition of our Passages issue paper series. A full copy of this issue paper, complete with specific tips, tools and interviews, is available here for members of our … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Embracing and Engaging the Senior Generation (September 2011 FGN)

This month’s Family Giving News features a topic of special importance to me – how we take best advantage of the wisdom and experience of family philanthropy’s senior leaders.  Doing so is important on so many levels. Professionally, the role … Continue reading

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Celebrating Milestones in Family Philanthropy: For your family, for your grantees, for the community (July 2011 FGN)

Milestone birthday celebrations are momentous events in all families. For many, this tradition carries over directly to the philanthropic institutions they create. A growing number of families celebrating their 40th, 50th or 60th anniversaries have found ways to honor the … Continue reading

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