Becoming a Successful Board Chair: Tips and Advice from Your Peers

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Board chairs play an important and indispensable role in family foundations. Much more than just an honorary title, serving as board chair requires extra preparation, time, and specific skillsets. Join NCFP as we learn from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Board Chair and President about the wide range of tasks and responsibilities facing board chairs, including overseeing board meetings, succession planning, managing family dynamics, and grantmaking strategy. This conversation will be introduced and moderated by NCFP’s Senior Fellow Alice Buhl who brings a wealth of knowledge to this topic from her work with hundreds of family foundations over the past 30 years. Also featured are new insights from Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Re-Creating Your Family Foundation.

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Alice Buhl

Alice Buhl served as Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy from 2004 to…

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Susan Briggs

Susan Briggs is a retired estate planning attorney, having been a partner in the international law…

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Nancy Cable

Nancy Cable

Chancellor, University of North Carolina Asheville UNC Asheville's eighth Chancellor, Dr. Nancy J. Cable, is a…

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Dow Davis

J.H. Dow Davis

Dow Davis was elected as Chairman of the Board in 1997 succeeding his father Nathanael, who…

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