An influx of assets—whether sudden or expected—is a powerful transition point in your family’s philanthropy. With rising resources comes the budding potential to do more of what you’re already doing: making a difference according to your foundation’s mission. With more money come increased opportunities and challenges. For family foundations—particularly those for whom the influx comes as a complete surprise, or who haven’t planned in advance—a change in asset size can feel downright disorienting. This special webinar, featuring two family foundations who have been through, and are still in the midst of, an increase in assets will help you plan now for growth tomorrow, and manage change if you’re in the midst of it today.
Tara Brown directs Hidden Leaf Foundation. Hidden Leaf’s mission is to expand inner awareness within social change organizations in order to enhance the effectiveness of the progressive movement. Tara and Hidden Leaf helped launch and sustain the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation. After ten years working in international community development, Tara began her work for transformational social change with a Master’s Degree in Integral Anthropology (focusing on Ecology and Social Change). For six years, she then directed the Institute for Deep Ecology, which articulates a mind/body/spirit worldview addressing many of today's pressing social and environmental quandaries. Tara’s current passions include surfing and parenting her 18-year-old son.
Elaine Gast Fawcett is a philanthropy writer and content strategist who has been telling people's stories since fifth grade, when she crafted her first class newsletter. For the past 15 years, she has worked to strengthen the philanthropic sector by helping grantmakers share the stories, tools and practices that move their mission forward. Elaine has interviewed 1000+ philanthropists, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders, and published a number of books, toolkits, articles and reports for foundations, nonprofits and grantmaker associations (including NCFP).
Katherine Lorenz is President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, a grantmaking foundation focusing on environmental sustainability in Texas. Previously, she served as Deputy Director for the Institute for Philanthropy, whose mission is to increase effective philanthropy in the UK and internationally. Prior to that, Katherine lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for nearly six years where she co-founded Puente a la Salud Comunitaria, a non-profit organization working to advance food sovereignty in rural Oaxaca through the integration of amaranth into the diet. She continues to be involved with Puente’s work as an active board member. Before founding Puente, she spent two summers living in rural villages in Latin America with the volunteer program Amigos de las Américas and later served on their Program Committee and as a trustee of the Foundation for Amigos de las Americas. Additionally, she currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Environmental Defense Fund, The Philanthropy Workshop (Chair), Exponent Philanthropy, the Endowment for Regional Sustainability Science, and the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Ms. Lorenz is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle of the Synergos Institute.
This event is a CNJG membership benefit for family foundation members, including staff and trustees, in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy.
This event is free for CNJG Members.