Investing in our Democracy – A Legacy for Canada 150

May 9, 2017 Philanthropy

Is the millennial generation in Canada disengaged from our democratic processes? Caro Loutfi of Apathy Is Boring reviews new research and shares strategies to create conditions that support young people in becoming active citizens.

Why Evaluation is So Difficult for Funders and Communities

May 9, 2017 Philanthropy

Kate Frykberg, a voice from the funder community in New Zealand, shares wise observations on why evaluating impact is so difficult and how communities, NGOs, funders and evaluators can work together better.

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.