Posts tagged to 'Staff succession'
by Peter Panepento
on October 26, 2017
The National Center for Family Philanthropy recently spoke with Maurice “Mo” Green to learn more about how he has approached his role as the Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
by Helena Choi
on October 12, 2017
The Hewlett Foundation is pretty unique among foundations to set term limits for program staff. Many worry this system creates uncertainty for grantees or loss of institutional knowledge. But I’m convinced that term limits are absolutely great for everyone involved: the person leaving, the foundation, the grantees, and the broader field.
by Virginia Esposito
on March 1, 2016
According to the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s recent 2015 Trends Study, nearly 3 in 5 U.S. family foundations engage younger family members in the foundation — and more than 40% say they expect to add to or increase the number of younger-generation family members on their boards in just the next four years. This is an encouraging trend — especially for those of us who believe that these important institutions can have a much greater impact if they can keep the family productively engaged in their work.
by Caroline Hartnell
on February 25, 2015
At the start of this year, Ridgway White became fourth president of the Mott Foundation, taking over in that role from his father, Bill White, who nevertheless remains actively involved in the foundation. Alliance magazine shares their interview with the new Mott Foundation president about the benefits and challenges of being a placed-based funder with a national and international dimension, and on the need to play to your strengths, while seizing opportunities and being alert to new ways of tackling old problems.
by Alice Buhl
on December 15, 2010
Among the most important tasks that any board confronts is the choice of head staff person. If anything, this
decision has even greater significance in family foundations. Whether the position is vacant because of the retirement of a beloved CEO or the departure of a problematic one, CEO transitions in...
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by Susan Crites Price
on January 17, 2009
Lessons from One Family’s Transition from Founder to Nonfamily Director
When Bill O’Neill Jr., president of the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation in Cleveland, decided to step aside from being “chief cook and bottle washer for 20 years,” the family faced a common dilemma: how to shift the...