Governance Essentials

An Orientation for Family Foundation Board Members

What are the roles and tasks of family foundation board members? How do you make decisions about board structure and responsibilities? Trusteeship is—first and foremost—a very personal commitment to a public trust. This Content Collection provides both introductory resources as well as more detailed looks at many of the most important aspects of foundation governance. These resources will provide you with the opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities of trusteeship: what does it mean to you and others, including your fellow trustees, and—unknown to you now—those who may one day take a role as a trustee of your foundation.

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Ethics and Values

Investments and Fiduciary Responsibilities

Navigating Family Dynamics

Special Topics and Legal Issues

Additional Resources: Videos, Slideshows, and Webinars

Sample Policies, Forms, and Letters

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