Generations of Giving: Introduction

This is the introduction for Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations, the landmark 2006 study by a team of researchers led by Kelin Gersick and co-published by the National Center for Family Philanthropy. This introduction features the lead author’s proposition that the concept of “success” in family foundations has been severely under-explored in the field of philanthropy, and an important overview of the developmental stages and transitions in family foundations.

Also included is a fairly in-depth look at the six components of transitions in a typical family foundation, an overview of the overall structure of the book, and a list of critical questions for the reader to consider.

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