Family Learning and Owner Engagement


Family Philanthropy Board Chairs: Leading with Joy and Effectiveness
National Center for Family Philanthropy
A board chair is perhaps the most important and meaningful job in any family foundation. If you are currently chair—or anticipate that you will be someday—you may find it’s one of
Be the Architect of Your Family's Story
National Center for Family Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy recently spoke with Bill Leighty about how he’s helped keep the Leighty Foundation’s memories alive by recording its history. While many
Breaking the Silence: The Power of Effective Family Communication
Families blessed with significant financial resources can make an amazing and long-lasting impact on the world. But that wealth can also lead to disagreements, grudges, and hurt feelings. Trying to
Coming of Age: Essential Tips for Parents with College-Bound Teens
USI Insurance Services
Moving from home to college is a rite of passage which requires teenagers to assume more responsibility for their actions and parents to respect their child's budding independence. Before college
Coming of Age: How Parents Can Help College-Bound Teens Balance Independence and Safety
USI Insurance Services
College years can be an exciting time for young adults as they get their first taste of independence and being self-sufficient. However, the responsibilities of coming of age also comes with
Starting and Sustaining Family Meetings: An Insider’s Guide
Evidence suggests that good communication is a cornerstone of successful wealth transfer among families and those family meetings are a good platform for communication. Is there such a thing as “bad
Engage the Rising Gen with Individual Learning Plans
Every family is challenged to find ways to engage the rising generation in learning about the family enterprise and how to live well with their wealth. Those who have had the most success have found
The Philanthropy Framework
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
As the rapidly changing world brings forth new challenges, philanthropy is undergoing profound transformation. Yet shifting attitudes toward philanthropy, intense debates about power and
Managing Your Foundation as a Business
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
When initiating charitable work, it is important to remember that a foundation is also a business that requires developed governance practices. As Bill Gates said, “Effective philanthropy
Elite Colleges, Bribery, and the Gift of Doing Less
Leah M. Warren, Ballentine Partners
The headlines were hard to miss: wealthy parents and coaches indicted on federal charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. Over 50 people, parents and higher education professionals, were