Data Analysis by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 ImageCreator The late summer and early fall were a bounty harvest of new information useful for advisors, consultants, and staff to wealthy philanthropic families. I've already been quoting the data in presentations and proposals. Social Impact in Hundred-Year Family Businesses: How Family Values Drive Sustainability Through Philanthropy, [...]
Monthly Musings – Sep. 2018
Anonymous Giving and Transparent Grantmaking Primary audience - donors and their advisors Over the summer, I saw a number of articles about the pros and cons of anonymous giving and grantmaking. Some were likely off the radar of donors - a series on HistPhil and an article in the Foundation Review. Some were part of [...]
Monthly Musings – Aug. 2018
I’m jumping back into blogging through a new monthly series reflecting on things I’ve recently read, seen, or worked on. I’ll identify the primary audience for each post. And, I’ll continue to write on other topics in between the monthly posts. Family Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Primary audience - staff and advisors to philanthropic families [...]
What does your family need your foundation (or DAF) to be?
Congratulations! You have a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation, perhaps set up by your advisors in response to changing tax rules. Let’s call it a tool. Why do you want that tool? What jobs do you want to accomplish (beyond tax avoidance)? Have you been handed a hammer when you really need to screw [...]