Successful family foundation board chairs are able to both drive action and manage egos — and are often the difference between a foundation deftly navigating challenging situations and being tripped up by them. It’s a role that needs careful consideration. Those serving in this capacity need the leadership skills needed to run smooth, productive board meetings as well as a nuanced set of interpersonal skills. This Content Collection provides a variety of tips and perspectives from current board chairs about how to manage this vital role in family philanthropy.
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The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Family Philanthropy
What are the critical roles and responsibilities of family foundation board chairs? What are the traps that board chairs can fall into, and how can you avoid them? How can CEOs and board chairs create a mutually respectful and positive long-term partnership? And how can your family …