Governance, a system for who will make decisions and how, is the guiding framework for your family philanthropy’s long-term success. There are many governance constructs that support an effective board, and different methods to engage family within each construct. But what are the common elements that contribute to an effective board across all governance constructs? In this webinar, learn the “nuts and bolts” of good governance, including common policies and practices, strategies for how to build an effective board and decision-making framework, the core roles and responsibilities of board members, and best practices for managing meetings, strategy conversations, and other concrete aspects of governance.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Member Families and Network Partners.

More Fundamentals

For a refresher on this topic, watch the recording of the 2022 Fundamentals webinars on Governance and see additional resources here.

Featured Speakers

Gioia Perugini

Gioia Perugini directs Hemenway & Barnes' philanthropic advisory practice, and works with individuals, families, advisors, charitable trusts,…

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Tom Zellerbach

Tom Zellerbach is the Board Chair of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, which for over 65 years has…

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Ann Ziker

Dr. Ann Ziker is the Executive Director of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Previously, Ann held executive…

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