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What is the Role of the Foundation’s President?

Posted on June 19, 2017 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

The president is responsible for establishing an efficient and effective infrastructure that enables seamless execution of grantmaking functions and heightens professionalism of the foundation’s operations. The role can be broken down into 5 core responsibilities: Leadership for the foundation’s grantmaking– The president is responsible for focusing on the issues that the trustee’s feel are of great importance. He/she is also… Read More

2016 NCFP CEO Retreat: a Joint Retreat for Family and Non-Family CEOs

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Virginia M. Esposito, Katherine Lorenz, Doug Bitonti Stewart

The role of a family foundation CEO is unique, often bridging generations of family members, community leaders, staff, advisors, and partners. Expectations can be challenging to meet and boundaries are sometimes vague and ever-changing. Success in this role requires a cadre of specialized leadership skills. This 3-day retreat, to be held at the family home of David and Lucile Packard,… Read More

Leading by Design: a Special Retreat for Family Foundation CEOs

Posted on June 7, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Gayle Williams, Jan Jaffe

The role of a family foundation CEO is unique, often bridging generations of family members, community leaders, staff, advisors and partners. Expectations can be challenging to meet and boundaries are sometimes vague and ever-changing. Success in this role requires a cadre of specialized leadership skills. This retreat will help you identify the roles essential to your position—and envision them with… Read More

Sample CEO Performance Reviews

Posted on October 8, 2014 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

A collection of sample CEO performance reviews collected in the NCFP Guide, Performance Review: The Complete Guide to Evaluating the Family Foundation CEO. CEO reviews are provided from the following family foundations: The Clowes Fund Max M. & Margorie S. Fisher Foundation Knott Foundation Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation  … Read More

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