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Resources for Family Foundations 2016

Publication date: 
Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Center for Family Philanthropy - NCFP

“The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.”
Focuses on family dynamics and values

Exponent Philanthropy
“Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,200 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.” Particularly strong on administrative basics, produces an Operations and Management Survey

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - GEO
“Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a coalition of 500 grantmakers committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and achieve better results.”
Excellent thought leader in the funder community with a special emphasis on capacity building and best practices, does not just focus on family foundations

“GrantCraft is a service of Foundation Center, which works to improve the capacity of the social sector through data-driven tools and access to knowledge.”
GrantCraft, formerly with the Ford Foundation, produces some of the best guidebooks and resources on a variety of topics for the foundation community

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy - NCRP
“NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity and challenges grantmakers to strengthen communities.”
NCRP looks at issues with an equity lens, alternates annual meeting years with GEO

Center for Effective Philanthropy – CEP
“CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact.”
Provides assessments and cutting-edge research

Stanford Social Innovation Review – SSIR
“Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) informs and inspires millions of social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, business, and government. With webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, podcasts, and more, SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models.”
Interesting articles and resources on a variety of issues within the nonprofit and foundation sectors

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