Key facts on family foundations (2006)

Posted on October 30, 2006 by Candid

‘Key Facts on Family Foundations’ is the Foundation Center’s annual two-page fact sheet on the more than 33,100 foundations with measurable doNor or doNor-family involvement… Read More

Self-Dealing: A Concise Guide For Foundation Board And Staff

Posted on October 27, 2006 by John A. Edie

In basic terms, the rules against self-dealing are broad and far-reaching. They generally prohibit any direct financial transaction between the foundation and virtually all persons closely related to the foundation. Even if the financial transaction is between the private foundation and an unrelated third party, the act can be a violation of the self-dealing rules if the transaction provides an indirect financial or economic benefit to a foundation insider… Read More

Board Compensation: Reasonable and Necessary?

Posted on May 25, 2005 by Alice Buhl

Deciding whether to compensate family foundation board members can be a difficult and complex decision. This presentation reviewed some of the arguments both for and against trustee compensation, provided suggestions for how to initiate a conversation among your board members about whether or not compensation is appropriate, and provided suggestions for how to develop a written policy based on this… Read More

Key facts on family foundations (2004)

Posted on October 30, 2004 by Candid

‘Key Facts on Family Foundations’ is the Foundation Center’s annual two-page fact sheet on the nation’s 31,700 foundations with measurable doNor or doNor-family involvement… Read More

Conflicts of Interest, Part III

Posted on September 27, 2004 by Jane Nober

May foundation board members (or other closely affiliated individuals or businesses) manage foundation investments? May they be paid for this service? What factors should foundation managers consider before they select an investment manager who has a close relationship with the foundation? When is it a bad idea? What special procedures should be followed when a board member or other close… Read More