Keeping the Faith: Avoiding Mission Drift in Private Foundations

Puzzle pieces form bridgeMy colleague, Michael Bourland and I closed the Texas Bar CLE Governance of Nonprofit Organizations seminar last Friday discussing planning methods for avoiding mission drift in private foundations while also avoiding founder’s syndrome and control of the dead hand.  It isn’t always easy top stay within those two extremes.  Mike has decades (as he likes to remind me) of experience in speaking on vision and passing on vision within an organization and particularly a family organization.  This talk grew from concepts and ideas I’ve had the great fortune to discuss with him over the years.

Here is a link to the paper and the slides.