From the MONY Foundation
This sample job description for a Director, Community and Philanthropic Affairs is generously provided by the United Arlines Foundation.
This sample job description is for a chief giving officer.
This resource provides an overview of the variety of ways in which family philanthropies choose to staff their foundations.
This slide presentation covers issues that may arise for non-family staff in family foundations.
Looking for the single best way to manage a family foundation? You may be looking for a long time. Because family foundations are unique within the foundation world, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to management.
Al Castle is a family trustee of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation in Honolulu. After serving on the board for several years, he was hired as the first executive director of the foundation by his fellow board members.
During the summer of 2004, we interviewed several corporate community relations managers to gather advice for new staff in similar positions. Their comments are summarized here, and direct quotes appear in italics.