Posts tagged to 'Family culture'

The One Meeting You Need to Add to Your Calendar

Posted by Laura Gassner Otting on July 26, 2018

“It is vital to reaching my goals that my department at work meets regularly; it enables us to make sure everyone is on track, goals are being met, and morale is high.” Now, what if you swapped out the words “my department at work” for “my family”?

Involve Kids Early in Family Philanthropy and Give Them Input into Giving

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on July 5, 2018

Many of us adults give considerable thought to how we will pass along our money to the rising generations in our families when we die. Far fewer of us also consider how we will pass along our “value assets” – our family’s unique approach to community, giving back and helping others, while we’re living.

Traveling the Road of Philanthropy as a Family: Tailored Education to Improve the Journey

Posted by Jennifer Wegbreit, Ali Sirkus Brody and Deborah Dauber on June 14, 2018

Targeted philanthropic training acknowledges that not all family members are in the same stage of their philanthropic journey and provides different learning opportunities depending on each individual’s experience and level of engagement.

Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family Tree

Posted by Jamie Forbes and Kelly D. Nowlin on June 4, 2018

Cultural gatekeepers ensure that families sustain their collective identity by watching over and revisiting their cultural norms, adjusting or confirming along the way that “this is how we do it” while also recognizing that how we do it today might have to be different next year.

The Value of Making A Family Legacy Film

Posted by Yuval Lion on May 4, 2018

Suddenly, I was thinking more about the meaning of money, responsibility, privilege, and the possible consequences of inherited wealth. That led me to question my parents’ legacy – how would their wealth impact future generations of our family?

The Jacobs Family Foundation: Supporting Resident-Driven Community Ownership

Posted by Andrew Hapke on April 5, 2018

In a country where wealth is increasingly concentrated and the role of the government as a redistributive force is debated constantly, can we be an example of how individuals and families can redistribute their wealth in their own way?

When the Conversation Moves From the Family Room to the Boardroom

Posted by Virginia Esposito on April 1, 2018

One of the great opportunities of family philanthropy is spending meaningful time with those you love and know well. The challenge of family philanthropy is to avoid the stereotypes and patterns you are used to when you move out of the family room and into the boardroom.

When the Conversation Moves From the Family Room to the Boardroom

Posted by Virginia Esposito on April 1, 2018

One of the great opportunities of family philanthropy is spending meaningful time with those you love and know well. The challenge of family philanthropy is to avoid the stereotypes and patterns you are used to when you move out of the family room and into the boardroom.

Honoring the Different Generations: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on March 26, 2018

When Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez discovered gas and oil on their ranch on the border of Mexico and Texas, they became multimillionaires overnight. However their values didn’t change.

Thrive at Five: Families Sharing Stories

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on February 27, 2018

If you are a newer family foundation with one or two generations on the board, five generations may seem like a long time away. Yet in family philanthropy, quite a few foundations have been operating and thriving, for 50, 75, even 100 years. What’s the secret of these family philanthropies that make it five generations or more? How do they stay united over time, over generations, and across family branches? How do they successfully attract and engage younger family members?

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