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Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Philanthropy is changing and evolving more quickly than ever, with new societal challenges, new players, and new strategies. In this time of change, questions of how foundations can optimize their
2019 FOX Survey on Values-Aligned Investing
Family Office Exchange
The 2019 FOX Survey on Values-Aligned Investing was completed alongside our annual Global Investment Survey. There has been a fundamental shift in how families of wealth view
Philanthropy and the SDGs: Practical Tools for Alignment
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
For foundations that are moving forward on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or are ready to start, this guide gives step-by-step tips on how to join with this international effort. You’
Philanthropy and the SDGs: Getting Started
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
In 2015, member states of the United Nations came together and signed on to a historic agreement called “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” which
Highlights from the 2019 Survey on Values-Aligned Investing
This year, FOX included a values-aligned investing chapter in our Global Investment Survey for the first time. We gathered deep, meaningful data on responding families and look forward to sharing it
Family Philanthropy Board Chairs: Leading with Joy and Effectiveness
National Center for Family Philanthropy
A board chair is perhaps the most important and meaningful job in any family foundation. If you are currently chair—or anticipate that you will be someday—you may find it’s one of
Be the Architect of Your Family's Story
National Center for Family Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy recently spoke with Bill Leighty about how he’s helped keep the Leighty Foundation’s memories alive by recording its history. While many
How Saying 'No' Helps Advance Your Philanthropic Mission
Many ultra wealthy families experience a steady flow of incoming donation requests – from friends, other family members, colleagues, even strangers – and saying “no” can be difficult. But just
The Philanthropy Framework
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
As the rapidly changing world brings forth new challenges, philanthropy is undergoing profound transformation. Yet shifting attitudes toward philanthropy, intense debates about power and
Managing Your Foundation as a Business
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
When initiating charitable work, it is important to remember that a foundation is also a business that requires developed governance practices. As Bill Gates said, “Effective philanthropy