Family Philanthropy Board Chairs: Leading with Joy and Effectiveness

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Who typically serves as the board chair of a family foundation, and how does the board choose who will be placed in this essential role? What are the responsibilities of board chairs, and what skills, qualities, and aptitudes are likely to lead to better board dynamics and performance? What are the common challenges that board chairs face, and what tips do existing chairs for tackling these challenge? And wow do board chairs and leadership staff work together to strengthen board and foundation performance? NCFP’s new Passages issue brief, Family Philanthropy Board Chairs: Leading with Joy and Effectiveness, examines how current and prospective board chairs can be most effective for their organizations.

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Family Foundation Board Chair Roles and Responsibilities

This Content Collection provides a variety of tips and perspectives from current board chairs about how to manage this vital role in family philanthropy.

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