The Better Boardroom: a Complimentary Breakfast Seminar for Giving Families (Baltimore)

Family foundations are a breed apart. The impact of family structure and dynamics on how a foundation is governed is enormous and consistently underestimated.  Join us for an overview of how to truly integrate the family into family foundation governance. 

 The program will cover these essentials:

  • Forgotten factors – how family dynamics, family size and family structure should guide decisions on board size, composition, terms and structure – but often don’t.

  • Board engagement– what boards and board members should do…and getting them to do it.

  • Overcoming obstacles to family participation

  • Preventive policy– how advance planning can transform how family does business in the board room

 This program was created by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, the country’s foremost authority on family foundation governance, management and grantmaking, and underwritten by a Meadows Foundation grant for trustee education.


Co-sponsors: The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.


Special thanks to our corporate sponsor: SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice.


This event is open to family donors, family foundation trustees and leadership staff of family foundations/funds. If you have any questions about your eligibility to attend this program, or if you have other questions about the program itself, please contact or 202.293.3424.

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