In addition to a celebration of NCFP’s 20th Anniversary, the Symposium explored key themes, trends, and bold ideas generated over the year by the Imagining the Future initiative. We unveiled several new NCFP research initiatives including Pride of Place, a report exploring how boards stay true to the original geographic focus of the family foundation after trustees have moved away.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at ncfp@ncfp.org or 202-293-3424.   Download a PDF of the Final Printed Program.

Check out the graphic sketches from the program here.
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Thursday, September 13 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Shaping the Future of Family Philanthropy

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Family philanthropy – in all its forms – can change the world. But how will family philanthropy adapt as the world continues to change at a faster, even dizzying, rate? Demographic patterns, the intergenerational transfer of wealth, changing expectations in how we connect and work and communicate together, new ideas around power and equity, and more will challenge both the practices and results of family philanthropy. 

Top thinkers will join facilitator Alexander Grashow for a provocative discussion of the trends reshaping families, philanthropy, family enterprises, and the world. They’ll bring perspectives from business, government, nonprofits, science, and more to a lively roundtable format.

This kick-off event sets the stage for participants, the speakers, and other experts to dive into trends identified in NCFP’s Imagining the Future focus groups across the country.

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Article: Transmitting Generosity to Daughters & Sons, Andrea Pactor (March 2018)
Intentionality is key in the transmission of generosity from generation to generation.  The latest Women Give report explores how parents transmit generosity to their children, and whether this differs for sons and daughters. 

Quiz: Where are You in your Equity Journey? 
This assessment was created by CHANGE Philanthropy with questions from D5 Coalition and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity tools. It is 43 questions and will take about 30 minutes to complete. The results will inform where you are in terms of equity and give you curated resources to help you along in advancing equity for your foundation. 

Report: From Words to Action:  A Practical Philanthropic Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Barbara Chow (May 2018)
As communities worldwide are becoming more diverse, they are increasingly tackling the realities of systemic inequity. Philanthropy too must acknowledge its place in the context of transformative demographic changes. Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been an ongoing challenge within philanthropy, and while there has been progress, it requires continual work. This GrantCraft leadership series paper by Barbara Chow dives into those challenges and opportunities to explore how DEI can become more integrated into grant-making practices and broader foundation ethos.

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David Bank

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Alexander "Zander" Grashow

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Gabriel Kasper

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Mary Mountcastle

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Julie Packard

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Kate Roberts

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Rick Williams

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Thursday September 13, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Nikko I & II Ballroom, 3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102