The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Family Philanthropy

Thursday, April 9, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
National NCFP Webinar
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For CEOs, board chairs, and anyone who works with them and who are members of the Council; registration is required.

A National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) Webinar
A Council membership benefit for family foundation members, including staff and trustees, in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy's Family Philanthropy.
  • Council members who have a NCFP password may register directly.
  • Council members who need to obtain a NCFP password should contact Deb Werner, 860-525-5585.
What are the critical roles and responsibilities of family foundation board chairs? What are the traps that board chairs can fall into, and how can you avoid them? How can CEOs and board chairs create a mutually respectful and positive long-term partnership? And how can your family identify and prepare a successor chair? Join us for this wide-ranging conversation on the critical role of the board chair in family philanthropy with international family foundation experts Virginia Esposito and Alice Buhl along with two experienced and thoughtful board chairs. This is a must-see webinar for any CEO or board member that is a current board chair or that has or plans some day to serve in this role.
Alice Buhl is Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy and its Board of Directors.  She was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and led the development of the “Pursuit of Excellence” assessment process. Alice is a Senior Consultant for Lansberg, Gersick & Associates.
Virginia Esposito
Virginia M. Esposito is the founder and President of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Ms. Esposito has advanced private philanthropy through research and education. For 25 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. She served as the editor and principal author of the research report The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity, as well as Splendid Legacy: The Guide to Creating Your Family Foundation and The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Great Nonprofits and on Independent Sector’s Ethics and Accountability Committee.


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