Lois Mitchell has extensive experience directing philanthropic initiatives, navigating strategic plans, and building key partnerships with cross-sector leadership. She guides multi-generational family, community, corporate, private, and operating foundations to build governance, processes, organizational culture, legacy, branded programs and facilitated retreats, forums and board sessions. As President of the Orfalea Foundations from 2000-2015, Mitchell led a 20+ member team through innovative collaborations, audacious campaigns, public events, and an intentional sunset spend-down.
Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Built for the Long Haul
Posted on March 6, 2019 by Barbara Kibbe, Lois Mitchell
Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: The Final Chapter
Posted on January 28, 2019 by Barbara Kibbe, Lois Mitchell
Exiting Responsibly: Making Wise Choices As You Wrap Up
Posted on January 12, 2019 by Allison Ross, Dan Fontaine, Barbara Kibbe, Lois Mitchell
NCFP’s Strategic Lifespan Peer Network Series
Posted on October 18, 2018 by Lois Mitchell
Should Our Foundation Communicate Externally That We Are Going to Spend Out?
Posted on June 1, 2016 by Lois Mitchell, National Center for Family Philanthropy
Coming to a close: Lessons from two spend down family foundations
Posted on April 14, 2016 by Ann Bowers, Catherine Brozowski, Lois Mitchell, Pendred Noyce
Lessons from the Orfalea Foundation Sunset
Posted on April 1, 2016 by Catherine Brozowski, Lois Mitchell
Disaster Philanthropy: the Role of Family Giving in Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Posted on June 13, 2013 by Barbara Andersen, Lois Mitchell, Lori Bertman, Regine A. Webster
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