Mark Neithercut has more than 25 years of experience working with foundations and individual donors to increase the impact and effectiveness of their philanthropy. As founder and principal of Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors, Mr. Neithercut leads a team of professionals that handles the philanthropic affairs for a select group of families and advises foundations — mostly family foundations — on how to engage in effective and rewarding philanthropy. Previously, he was vice president at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and program officer at the Kresge Foundation. 

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Have a Mission to Preserve a Vision

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Mark Neithercut

An effective mission statement can help further many objectives for a family foundation, including helping to preserve and protect the vision of the founding philanthropist. Yet the importance of mission has been largely ignored by foundation experts and philanthropy pundits over the last 10 years. … Read More

Ten Ways Philanthropic Families Work with Community Foundations

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Audrey Jacobs, David O. Barrett, Elizabeth Sullivan, Lauren Amos, Mark Neithercut, Rob MacPherson

This special webinar as we count and describe the many ways that philanthropic families work with the more than 800 community foundations spread across North America. From partnering for impact to serving as a training ground for younger family members, community foundations and families have been partners since the very first community foundations were founded just over a century ago… Read More
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What Are Some Common Mistakes in Foundation Planning?

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Mark Neithercut

My parents are in the process of establishing a family foundation, and we are wondering  if you have a list of common mistakes that other donors have made in planning for a family foundation? A foundation is a business enterprise and, like any good business enterprise, a little bit of planning goes a long way. What can go wrong, you… Read More

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