In the second installment of Untapped Philanthropy, Kerrin Mitchell sits down with the President and CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), Nick Tedesco.

Before joining NCFP, Tedesco served for six years as the Senior Advisor in the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre. Most notably, Tedesco was instrumental in launching 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. As a Relationship Manager and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nick connected global philanthropists (both current and prospective members of the Giving Pledge) with one another in order to encourage bold collaboration and philanthropic commitments.

His experience managing the elite mega-donors of our time, coupled with the resources he was afforded at J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre offered Nick a firsthand look at the disparity of resources afforded to large established funders and smaller family funders or newly formed corporate giving entities.

Therefore in this week’s podcast episode, Nick and Kerrin examine his experience and dive into the lessons that family philanthropists can learn from big giving, in order to better understand what resources family funder must be equipped with in order to maximize their impact, ensure that long-term goals are met while offering opportunities for growth in their giving strategies. Together they work to address the question: what does the future hold for family philanthropy? How best can these funders learn from and partner with one another?

Listen to the full podcast about family philanthropy by Casey Pechan at Fluxx.