The Dynamic Role of the Family Foundation Professional

By Stefanie Rhodes

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

A foundation professional's job includes the tasks required to plan for, collect, distribute, and manage the money of a foundation. A professional's roles, on the other hand, are much more varied and will change from day to day and conversation to conversation. The professional should not confuse her role with her self, knowing in advance that it may be appropriate for her to advocate for a cause that she doesn't believe in. As well, the professional should be aware of the system of her foundation, and she should be able to steer if not pilot it by making full use of the range of her roles. By distinguishing between role, self, and system, a foundation professional will more effectively navigate the seemingly infinite number of dynamics at play in her professional life.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Professional Development, Foundations, Employment, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Leadership, Jobs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 32-36

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rhodes, Stefanie. The Dynamic Role of the Family Foundation Professional. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 32-36.


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