Today, I’m interviewing a friend of many years, Bob Reid: a past CEO for the JF Maddox Foundation. Alongside this position, Bob is also a researcher who I have always found to be a fountain of knowledge when it comes to family philanthropy, making him the perfect podcast guest.
Besides having a wonderful personality, Bob has dedicated himself to disproving a lot of the misconceptions and putting into perspective some of the public opinion that we come across around philanthropists. This work he has done has had a huge impact on me personally, and I know there’s going to be something in here for you too.
Tune in this week for a discussion with Bob Reid on common misconceptions around family philanthropy, and what it means for the next generation. Bob is sharing how his own research has brought up so much that flies in the face of the critical literature in this field, and we’re directly addressing criticisms of family philanthropy when it comes to impact, regulation, and so much more.
I am launching my second Family Business Leader Mastermind this coming April. So, if you’re a family business leader and you’re interested in exploring this work further, send me an email for more details.
What You Will Discover:
- How family philanthropy and family foundations are growing exponentially in the USA.
- The impact that family philanthropy can have on social issues beyond just financial resources.
- Why there are so many cynical misconceptions about private philanthropy.
- Some of the most common misconceptions around family foundations being self-serving, opaque, only for the extremely rich, et cetera.
- What Bob, through his work as a researcher, is doing to disprove these misconceptions.
- How we can help the public see family philanthropy in a new way.
- What Bob means when he talks about shame-based philanthropy.
- Where the best family foundations and philanthropists set themselves apart from the rest in how they serve.
- The differences we’re seeing in transitioning wealth between generations of philanthropic families over the past few decades.
- How Philanthropy is changing with the introduction of the involvement of the millennial generation.
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