Posts tagged to 'Board self-assessment'
by Peter Panepento
on May 30, 2017
But while your family foundation isn’t ruled by the same market forces that helped your family accumulate its wealth, you will undoubtedly want to find out whether your work is making a difference and whether your organization is operating efficiently.
by Michael Rion
on July 23, 2015
This month we are pleased to feature answers to two of the many questions asked during our December 2014 webinar with Andrew Schulz of Arabella Advisors covering the topic of "What are the rules for donors, family members, and staff of family foundations in terms of accepting tickets to events?"
by Rick Cohen
on December 15, 2014
Given the immense diversity of foundations, it is a challenge to talk about any aspect of foundation behavior that goes beyond the minimum required in law and public policy to reach prescriptions for the behavior of foundations across the board. In truth, when discussions occur around issues of accountability, transparency, and disclosure, despite some 100,000 extant foundations, the conversation is implicitly about the larger, higher profile foundations, omitting scads of less visible philanthropic entities that in many communities constitute the philanthropic arena.
by Benjamin T. White
on May 15, 2013
Self-dealing is defined to include almost all business and financial transactions between a private foundation and its “disqualified persons.” So what is exactly is a disqualified person?
The following is excerpted from the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s Passages Issue Brief, “Avoiding...
by Virginia Esposito
on April 15, 2009
Ever since 2004, when we published our landmark research on multi-generational families called Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations, we have been working toward the day when we could offer family foundations a tool that would help them assess their performance on the...
by Virginia Esposito
on September 15, 2008
I have never had a donor family member turn me down when I asked for help on behalf of another giving family. Even when I needed someone to share a difficult experience, they agreed, knowing it might help a colleague. It has been a powerful testament to the generosity of spirit of these families; they...
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by Sarah Trzepacz
on April 15, 2005
While no family launches a charitable giving vehicle with the intention of spending time and resources without results, it can often be difficult to quantify or even evaluate the results of one’s philanthropy. Certainly every family hopes that their giving will have a positive impact on the world...