Private Foundations

Challenges Facing Private Foundations: Geographic Dispersion

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Increased mobility and improvements in connectivity have resulted in a greater level of geographic dispersion among decision makers at private foundations. This is particularly true among the next generation; in fact, 40 percent of younger family members involved with a family foundation have moved away from the geographic headquarters.

For private foundation boards dealing with this challenge, it is important to consider best practices and answer critical questions prior to evaluating donor requests and establishing a strategy.

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