In This Episode:
Nicholas Tedesco, President and CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), returns to the podcast to talk about several findings from NCFP’s Trends 2020 Study. This is NCFP’s second survey of family foundations.
NOTE: In full disclosure, as of this recording, host Ellie Frey Zagel is on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She also led the Trends 2020 Survey Committee.
Trends We Touch On:
- Place-based to Issue-based Philanthropy
- Grant Priority Areas differ by the age of the foundation
- Engaging the Next Generation in Philanthropy (one of my favorite topics!)
- Impact Investing
- Family Foundation Effectiveness
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see link below)
- Nick’s 6 Keys to Success for Families Working Together
- Action Steps (Don’t miss this– SO GOOD!)
Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP provides the resources, community, and encouragement families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.
Prior to joining NCFP, Nick served as a Senior Advisor in the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre where he provided clients with insights and services to help meet their philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.
Previously, Nick served as a Relationship Manager and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he helped launch the Giving Pledge—an effort led by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. In this role, Nick managed relationships with current and prospective members of the pledge, as well as their staff and advisors. He helped to connect global philanthropists with one another in effort to exchange knowledge and encourage collaboration.
Nick began his career in the social sector as the Deputy Director of the Children’s Health Forum—a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities.
Nick was named to the inaugural Chronicle of Philanthropy 40 Under 40 ranking in 2016. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, San Francisco Business Times and other notable publications. He serves on the Regional Board for UNICEF USA and as a panelist for the Echoing Green Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Initiative.
Nick received a B.A. from Villanova University.
Email Nick at: email@example.com
Resources From This Episode:
Want to learn more about Nick? Check out his podcast introduction here.
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