Passing the “mirror test”: Ethics and family philanthropy

Thursday, August 13, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
National NCFP Webinar
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For representatives of family foundations 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 CCP Director of Member Services, Deb Werner, 860-525-5585.
Who should attend:
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.  
Your family’s philanthropic values – your sense of stewardship, your personal commitments and interests, and your desire to foster charitable impulses in your children and future generations – are the foundation of your family’s philanthropy.  Articulating and discussing values on a regular basis is part of ethically responsible giving. And ensuring that your grants and gifts are effective in achieving your goals is also an ethical obligation. Join us for this fun and interactive exploration of how to frame and diagnose ethical dilemmas in family giving, featuring nationally acclaimed ethics consultant Michael Rion, author of Everyday Ethics: Putting Values into Action and Responsible Family Philanthropy: A Resource Book on Ethical Decisionmaking for Family Foundations.
Featured speaker
Michael Rion, Ph.D is a Founder and recently retired as Principal of Resources for Ethics and Management. Prior to founding Resources for Ethics and Management, for four years Dr. Rion served as the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Cummins Engine Company where he served on issues of responsible management. He also served as President of Hartford Seminary, an innovative interdenominational center, for six years. Dr. Rion is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in ethics training that successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice. He has provided consulting and training in ethics and management, responsible leadership, applied values, and collaborative problem solving. Frequently in demand as a dynamic speaker and trainer, and a published author (Everyday Ethics and The Responsible Manager), he has led hundreds of workshops for managers at all levels and consulted on ethics and management with major corporations, nonprofits, government and community groups. Dr. Rion earned a degree in business administration with highest distinction from Northwestern University and received a Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University.
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