Ashley Snowdon Blanchard is a seasoned nonprofit strategy and management consultant, with a focus on strategic planning for family foundations. She heads the philanthropy practice at Lansberg Gersick Advisors, where she helps families create philanthropic institutions that make a meaningful impact in the world, and that provide a rewarding family experience. She also works with enterprising families to develop strategies for integrating their philanthropic and wealth utilization activities into their broader continuity plans.
Ashley works with family foundations to help them clarify and align their social impact and family engagement goals. She helps families define their collective vision for their philanthropy, and then build the structures and programs to support that vision. She applies her deep knowledge of family foundation governance to her consulting work and regularly presents and writes on family philanthropy for the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and regional associations and affinity groups. She is a fourth-generation family trustee of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation and recently joined the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Before to coming to LGA, Ashley worked as a consultant to foundations, first at TCC Group, and later in her own practice.
Ashley is a graduate of Stanford University and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Public Policy. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
Full Report—Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: Balancing Individual Preference with Collective Purpose
Posted on April 12, 2023 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Community Foundations Topical Call: Balancing Individual and Collective Giving in Families
Posted on February 15, 2023 by Ashley Blanchard, Tony Macklin
Balancing Individual and Family Interests in Collective Giving
Posted on November 30, 2022 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Complexities of the Collective: Balancing Individual and Family Interests
Posted on December 7, 2021 by Melinda Oakes, Andy Klingenstein, Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Nexus of Strategy and Governance
Posted on May 6, 2021 by Renee Kaplan, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Sapphira Goradia, Ashley Blanchard
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
Family Foundation CEO Retreat
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Betsy Erickson, Janine Mason, Michael Smith, Tina Runyan, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bari Katz, Rob Reich, Shaady Salehi, Carmen Rojas, Diana Scearce
Demystifying Decision Making
Posted on December 7, 2020 by Laura Donnelley, Colleen Leth, Ann Shulman, Ashley Blanchard
Rethinking “Us” and “Them” in Family Philanthropy
Posted on April 22, 2020 by Ashley Blanchard, Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
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