So you want to be a family philanthropist?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
National NCFP Webinar
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For National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) Webinars:

A Council membership benefit for family foundation members, including staff and trustees, in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy's Family Philanthropy.

  • Members who have a NCFP password may register directly.
  • Members who need to obtain a NCFP password should contact Deb Werner, 860-525-5585.

Sometimes philanthropy is done purely for altruistic reasons, but often there are other motivations. Donors with an interest in engaging their family in shared philanthropy must carefully review both the tax implications and administrative costs of the charitable vehicle(s) they consider, as well as the degree of control and influence they wish to retain for years, and perhaps generations, to come. It’s not always an easy choice! What are the questions that donors should ask to determine the best vehicle for their hopes and needs? How do families reflect on their philanthropic goals and their family goals to determine how best to structure their giving? This webinar features long-time family philanthropy advisor and author Julia Kittross, as well as two donors who came up with different answers to the question of what vehicle was right for them.

Featured speaker

Julia Kittross is the author of So You Want to be a Philanthropist and co-founder and principal of Philanthropy Sherpas. Julia has more than 35 years of experience in philanthropy as a teacher, adviser, organizer, program designer, manager, grantmaker, CEO, and entrepreneur. I have worked with hundreds of trustees, donors and staff of private foundations, individual philanthropists, public and community foundations, and corporate grantmakers. My experience ranges from start-up bootstrapping to organizational management. Career highlights include working as the first full-time CEO of Philanthropy Northwest (a multi- state regional association of grantmakers), founding partner of The Giving Practice and Executive Director of the Laird Norton Family Foundation.

Julia is one of a small group of consultants trained by the National Center for Family Philanthropy to lead family foundations through its Pursuit of Excellence Assessment and is a Senior Fellow with The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston.

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