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Reinventing the foundation board

Updated roles and responsibilities can maximize the financial potential of philanthropy

Trustee talking points

  • Philanthropy is growing in importance as health care transforms toward new models. As it does, health care organizations need to re-examine the role of their foundation board.
  • Health care foundations have a singular purpose: raising money for their supported health care organization.
  • To do this, foundation board members need to be keyed in to their organization’s strategy and willing to engage in the work of development.
  • To bolster development efforts, board members should back a targeted use of charitable funds, create an environment to support high performance and connect others in the community to the organization.

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Trustee Magazine

Accordant Philanthropy’s thought leadership will be featured in the January 2017 issue of Trustee Magazine.  The pullout Trustee Workbook will address the role of the health care foundation board.  Trustee is a publication of the American Hospital Association.  For more on their work, please see

The Governance Institute

Accordant President Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, will be speaking at The Governance Institute Conference in Naples, FL, in January 2017.  Visit their website for details.

Becker’s CEO Roundtable

Accordant President Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, will be speaking at the Becker’s CEO-CFO Roundtable in Chicago in November.  Click here for more information.

Center for Healthcare Governance

Accordant President Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, will be teaching a new pre-conference class for the American Hospital Association Center for Healthcare Governance in September in Boston.  Click here for more information.

National Rural Health Association

Accordant President Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, will be presenting a plenary address at the National Rural Health Association conference in Kansas City in September.  Visit the NRHA website for more information.

New Video on YouTube

Visit the Accordant Philanthropy YouTube channel to see our latest video on advancing a new paradigm in board engagement.  You can access the video when you click here.

Quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review

A December 2015 article in Becker’s Hospital Review quotes Accordant Philanthropy Principal Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, on the role of CEOs in advancing philanthropy.  You can access the article here.

Article in Healthcare Executive

An article on Philanthropy as a Change Agent was featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive Magazine.  The article featured best practice insights from Accordant Philanthropy President Betsy Taylor along with a case study from CEO Andrew Mitchell and CDO Demetrios Kadenas from Petonic Bay Medical Center.  To access the article, Click Here.

Quoted in Hospitals & Health Networks

Accordant Philanthropy Principal Betsy Chapin Taylor is quoted in H&HN on philanthropy as a core revenue source to drive capital acquisition.  Click to access the article.  

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