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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Council on Foundations

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)

Keywords: Foundations; Professionalism; Fundraising and Philanthropy

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author discusses the role of professionals at family foundations and offers tips for managing successful relationships. He asserts that family foundation professionals must be involved on multiple levels: emotional, intellectual, ethical/moral, and spiritual. He also suggests methods for professionalizing this career field.

In Foundation News & Commentary vol.45, no.1 (January/February 2004).