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5 Groups With Big Challenges in the Year Ahead

5 Groups With Big Challenges in the Year Ahead | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Scandals and divisive social issues threaten the vitality of several of the nation's most prominent nonprofits.
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No suprises here.  The geneisis of each charity's challenge is a failure of principle.   

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NPT Blog: The Need for a National Purpose | The NonProfit Times

NPT Blog: The Need for a National Purpose | The NonProfit Times | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
The economic and political problems our nation confronts today are as deep-seated and complex as any we’ve faced in the past 100 years. Yet this country has the capacity to revive its dreams and reinvent them for this century.
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Foundations launching a national purpose initiative to reboot the conversation about the future of the country.

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Family Philanthropy and Social Media: A Conversation with Kate Wolford, President of The McKnight Foundation

Family Philanthropy and Social Media: A Conversation with Kate Wolford, President of The McKnight Foundation | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Kate Wolford, President of The McKnight Foundation,is interviewed about social media and family foundations.
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Wondering about social media and the role it can play in your family foundation? Here's a useful reflection on the topic. 

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How Laurene Powell Jobs Keeps The Jobs Family Philanthropy Under Wraps | Cult of Mac

How Laurene Powell Jobs Keeps The Jobs Family Philanthropy Under Wraps | Cult of Mac | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs received a lot of criticism for not giving away more of the cash he made from Apple and his other ventures, but thanks to wife Laurene Powell Jo
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Gauge Your Total Philanthropic Impact

Gauge Your Total Philanthropic Impact | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
By Henry Berman, ASF I hear lots of talk about measuring philanthropic impact, and it often focuses on the metrics of a funded program or organization: How many children were served? By what percen...
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Family Ties Link Networks of Nonprofits on 'Worst Charities' List - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Family Ties Link Networks of Nonprofits on 'Worst Charities' List - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
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More bad news about the worse charities list & the ties that bind them.

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FEATURE: Prize Philanthropy: Spurring Innovation and Awareness of New Solutions (May 2013 FGN)

FEATURE: Prize Philanthropy: Spurring Innovation and Awareness of New Solutions (May 2013 FGN) | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
By Rachel Szymanski, Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors The recent Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences established by tech giants Yuri Milner, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojciciki, and Mark Zuckerburg has bee...
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How Laurene Powell Jobs Keeps The Jobs Family Philanthropy Under Wraps - Cult of Mac

How Laurene Powell Jobs Keeps The Jobs Family Philanthropy Under Wraps - Cult of Mac | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs received a lot of criticism for not giving away more of the cash he made from Apple and his other ventures, but thanks to wife Laurene Powel
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Intention and Evaluation at a Small Family Foundation

Intention and Evaluation at a Small Family Foundation | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Don't miss MCF's spring issue of Giving Forum, online now and in your mailbox soon, for a close look at how the Sauer Children's Renew Foundation, a small Minnesota-based family foundation, is usin...
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Great resource. "Philanthropy Potluck"  Fun and informative.

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Charity Contribution Controversy Continues

Charity Contribution Controversy Continues | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
The charitable deduction controversy reverberates through federal and state policy discussions, but does the possibility of changes in the tax code really affect charitable giving behavior?
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The debate goes on. Will the charitable deduction survive the budget wars?

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Bridging the Generational Divide in Family Philanthropy

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles hosted the event "Bridging the Generational Divide in Family Philanthropy" with featured speaker Amy Hirsh Rob...
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Roadmaps to Health Community Grants

Roadmaps to Health Community Grants | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
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Another grant opportunity to improve healthy outcomes in local communities

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YOUR TURN: Sharing Experiences and Perspectives in Family Philanthropy

YOUR TURN: Sharing Experiences and Perspectives in Family Philanthropy | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
This month we’re pleased to re-introduce our Your Turn column, featuring opportunities for philanthropic families and those who work with them to share their experiences and insights through questi...
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A place to share yourt stories and improve acces to the knowledge Family Foundations earn through their giving together. 

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Uninsured

Uninsured | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured and much more.
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A great primer on the uninsured to help separate myth from fact.

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Philanthropy Should Help Strengthen American Democracy

Philanthropy Should Help Strengthen American Democracy | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
The malaise of representative democracy in this country is not only a betrayal of American ideals and principles. It has real and negative effects on our economy, the health of our institutions, and our standing in the world.
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Bob Gallucci, President of MacArthur Foundation, speaks out on the role of foundations in promoting good government and a just democracy. 

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Jewish 'next gen' major donors want impact

Despite research showing that new generations of Jews are less involved than previous generations in formal religious practice, Jewish "next gen" donors continue to fund Jewish organizations, and t...
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Donor-Advised Funds Outperforming Family Foundations

Donor-Advised Funds Outperforming Family Foundations | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Among the very wealthy, family foundations long have been a common vehicle for charitable giving. However, more families than ever are skipping foundations altogether in favor of simpler and cheaper donor-advised funds.
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Partnering for Success: How Family Foundations & Community Foundations Can Work Together

Partnering for Success: How Family Foundations & Community Foundations Can Work Together | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
Family foundations can work with community foundations in many ways to further the interests of both and achieve goals to benefit the community. The session will focus on successful examples, inclu...
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Great partneships in grantmaking leverage the best of what is and what can be. 

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Debunking 4 Myths About Hedge Funds

Debunking 4 Myths About Hedge Funds | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
By Elaine Gast Fawcett on behalf of ASF Some small-staff foundations are turning to hedge funds to diversify their portfolios and stabilize returns in a volatile market. Is your foundation saying y...
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The fiduciary responsibility of board of directors/trustees and the investment strategies they permit: When does risk-taking exceed the restraints of appropriate stewardship?.  

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Is Risk Right for Small-Staff Philanthropy?

Is Risk Right for Small-Staff Philanthropy? | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
By Elaine Gast Fawcett on behalf of ASF The word risk can have a bad rap in philanthropy. If you’re like a lot of donors, you may find it tough to think of a grant you could call risky. In fact, mo...
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Three Centuries of Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

This three-part program is drawn from conversations among Rockefeller family members and the Rockefeller family historian at a public symposium hosted by Rockefeller…
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Inheritance: To spend or not to spend

Inheritance: To spend or not to spend | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
So, you're getting an inheritance. You're not alone.
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Sudden wealth and don't know what to do with it? 

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White Courtesy Telephone: What the Next Generation of Grantmakers Wants To Accomplish

White Courtesy Telephone: What the Next Generation of Grantmakers Wants To Accomplish | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
P O S T E D B Y A L B E R T One of the responsibilities of us older salts in the field of philanthropy is to ensure that we absolutely do not reproduce ourselves in the next generation. I had the opportunity of spending an afternoon this...
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NexGen grantmakers. Who will they be and what can we help them accomplish?

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All in the Family...Office

All in the Family...Office | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
As wealthy families become more sophisticated with their philanthropic giving, the role of the family foundation and family office also becomes more important. According to a November 2012 report W...
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Feel like you are a bit in the wilderness? The list of services commonly provided to family foundations should offer some comfort you ae not alone.

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New focus, opportunity for funding in community news and information

New focus, opportunity for funding in community news and information | Family Foundations | Scoop.it
2013 Knight Community Information Challenge from Knight Foundation Starting May 1, Knight Foundation will again be offering matching funds to ...
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Great opportunity for community news and engagement projects

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