Betsy Brill is an internationally recognized expert in philanthropy. She founded Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., in 2000 along with Susan Winer and serves as the company’s President. She is a prolific writer and speaker; she has authored pieces for the Journal of Practical Estate PlanningAlliance MagazineSTEP Journal (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), and the Environmental Grantmakers Association Journal, among others. She is regularly quoted in the Chicago TribuneNew York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The many venues where Betsy has been the featured speaker include: The Chicago Estate Planning Council, Association of Small Foundations, William Blair & Company—2010 Family Wealth Conference, Grantmakers Without Borders, Council on Foundations—Family Philanthropy Conference, Donors Forum, CELESQ Webinars, Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council and Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference. She is one of a select group of professionals designated as a National Center for Family Philanthropy Trained Consultant. Betsy has an MBA in International Business from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Roosevelt University.



Navigating Leadership Transitions in Family Philanthropy

Posted on June 12, 2014 by Virginia M. Esposito, Betsy Brill, Dean Phillips, Dinaz Mansuri, Patrick Troska

Every family philanthropy experiences the joy, the sadness, the complexity, and the energy of transitions. Moving toward new leadership in the family can be difficult, emotional, and sometimes frustrating. However, when it is done deliberately and thoughtfully, these times of transition can also be positive for all involved. … Read More