Julia Kittross is the author of So You Want to be a Philanthropist and co-founder and principal of Philanthropy Sherpas. Julia has more than 35 years of experience in philanthropy as a teacher, adviser, organizer, program designer, manager, grantmaker, CEO, and entrepreneur. I have worked with hundreds of trustees, donors and staff of private foundations, individual philanthropists, public and community foundations, and corporate grantmakers. My experience ranges from start-up bootstrapping to organizational management. Career highlights include working as the first full-time CEO of Philanthropy Northwest (a multi- state regional association of grantmakers), founding partner of The Giving Practice and Executive Director of the Laird Norton Family Foundation.
Julia is one of a small group of consultants trained by the National Center for Family Philanthropy to lead family foundations through its Pursuit of Excellence Assessment. And I am also a Senior Fellow with The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston.
So You Want to Be a Family Philanthropist?
Posted on August 14, 2014 by Julia Kittross, Kathy Edwards, Sue Miller
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