Family Philanthropy, Founders, and Power Dynamics


Founders infuse their family philanthropy with a special sense of purpose and an entrepreneurial spirit for the possibilities of giving. They may also have unrealistic expectations or lack awareness of the challenges that their presence may inadvertently cause. Faced with power dynamics issues, how do families ensure that their shared dream of philanthropy is reached?

GMA’s Mary Phillips lead a candid discussion of Giving While Living: Founders at the Table – for founders and those who work alongside them – at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Washington, DC on October 18 at 2PM. Read the session description and complete program. Contact Mary to talk about how GMA consultants work with family foundations to define and reach their philanthropic goals.