Changing Nature of Family Boards: Three Mini-Case Studies

While they may be cut from the same genetic cloth, family members frequently have different political viewpoints, lifestyles, and priorities. The changing nature of your family may be creating challenges to harmonious and effective governance.

It is entirely possible to successfully balance board diversity with philanthropic priorities. The experiences of three families demonstrate the potential value of:

  • Leadership and process
  • Self-reflection and honest conversation
  • Donor intent
  • Board membership criteria

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Stories for Engaged Learning

Stories for Engaged Learning is a collection of case studies rooted in the practical experiences of family and private foundations; the stories are designed for engaged learning. 

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Mary Phillips at 2017 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

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