Where Mission Meets Money

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A spending plan isn’t just a “grantmaking budget”—although it’s certainly that. First and foremost, it’s a plan. Many foundation boards […]

Next Gen Leads Family Foundation Transition

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Katherine Lorenz represents the succeeding generation of The Giving Pledge signators. As such, she’ll be responsible for fulfilling the philanthropic […]

Conducting Your Annual Review

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A full and thoughtful review of last year’s grantmaking priorities, social impact, and finances can help foundation members craft meaningful goals for the coming year. This article suggests topics you might want to discuss together.

Succession Happens

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Mary Galeti shares how her family’s foundation became a tool for legacy and personal discovery after the deaths of the […]

My Father’s Shadow

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A parent’s success, fame, and achievement can be a complicated legacy for the next generation. Author Christina Lewis Halpern lost […]

The Conduit Election

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Conduit elections allow foundations to get a fair-market-value deduction for contributions of appreciated, long-term capital assets.