Building Board Diversity

Posted on November 24, 2004 by Ellen Bryson

Over the last 50 years, American communities have changed. The idea of a homogeneous culture is a thing of the past. Philanthropy is also changing. … Read More

Families In Flux: Guidelines for Participation in Your Family’s Philanthropy

Posted on October 4, 2004 by Deanne Stone

Family members marry, divorce, remarry, form domestic partnerships and, in many cases, move far away from the family home. With families growing ever more complex, varied, and far-flung, foundations and donor-advised funds need clear guidelines regarding who participates in their philanthropy and in what roles. This Passages report addresses changing family composition and circumstances and how philanthropic families may deal… Read More

Growing to Give: Instilling Philanthropic Values in Teens and Preteens

Posted on June 28, 2004 by Darlene Siska

The teenage years can be the most tumultuous ones—particularly for parents! Parents may want their children to become charitable for any number of reasons: to prepare them to take formal leadership one day of the family’s foundation or other giving vehicle; to participate in philanthropy as a family activity; or to develop charitable natures as an antidote to the possibility… Read More

Family Governance: A Primer for Philanthropic Families

Posted on June 4, 2004 by Patricia Angus

This Passages Issue Brief focuses on the principles, practices, and policies of family governance. Typically, a family’s philanthropy, whether formal or less structured, is only one of a number of ways in which family members interact with one another. This article aims to help philanthropic families understand the theory and practice of effective family governance… Read More

Leave of absence policy (Roy A. Hunt Foundation)

Posted on December 22, 2003 by Roy A. Hunt Foundation

The purpose of this policy is to provide direction on the practical aspects of implementing a leave of absence, e.g., how a leave of absence is defined, what the expectations are of a temporary successor, the kinds of foundation activities in which temporary successors would participate, how grants are handled when there is no temporary successor… Read More

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