Ashley Blanchard presents how family foundations can transition from a giving approach based on trustees’ disparate interests, to a more focused and strategic approach based on common values and interests. Focusing on her own experience as a family foundation trustee, as well as the experience of other giving families that have made a transition to more strategic grantmaking, Blanchard demonstrates how more focused philanthropy enhances family cohesion, deepens trustee engagement, and makes for more effective philanthropy.

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Valerie Jacobs Hapke

Valerie Jacobs Hapke is a board member of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for…

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Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard, MPP

Ashley Snowdon Blanchard is a seasoned nonprofit strategy and management consultant, with a focus on strategic planning…

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