Family Dynamics

Conflict is a fact of life—and this challenge exists even when we are trying to do something “good.” Families argue. Families have baggage. Yet, families also care about one another and offer compassion and support to their communities. If you are visiting this site, you likely have a strong interest in family philanthropy and are part of a group bound by love, lineage, law, and a little luck. You’re loyal to one another and to the family’s cherished legacy of giving.

Whatever differences your family may have, those differences need not get in the way of your philanthropic goals. Your challenge is to find ways to channel the bonds of family in the service of a shared vision and anticipate the conflicts that inevitably arise. 

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