RESOURCE: Advocacy Funder Collaboratives

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

Grantcraft has issued a new set of resources authored by Cindy Gibson that aims to put advocacy funder collaboratives in perspective through the candid, practical wisdom of seasoned grantmakers.

Lessons from Family Philanthropy: Rockefeller Brothers Fund at 75

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

Launching family foundations is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and instill in future generations the importance of giving. Read the history of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in this new post in the NCFP series.

REPORT: Family Ties: Multigenerational Family Foundation Board Engagement

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

This CEP publication highlights governance practices and structures that these family foundations have created to maintain family involvement; select, orient, and engage family members across generations; and keep the board and foundation focused on impact.

REPORT: A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

Across foundations, perpetuity is still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) decided to interview leaders of 11 limited life foundations to learn more about their decision and journey towards spending down and published the results in this report.

Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference 2017

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

The CEP conference featured discussions on the reconsideration of where foundations can do their most effective work given the current political context.