Are Your Trustees Involved Too Much—or Too Little—in Grantmaking?

From her own experience as a family foundation trustee, TCC’s Ashley Blanchard discusses how a board can best determine its role in the grantmaking process. When should trustees dive in head first and when should they step back? How and when can they best strategize to support the growth and stability of the foundation?

The following blog shares a few best practices from the Hill-Snowden Foundation on finding the right balance between staff and trustee engagement.

Read Ashley’s insights on the Exponent Philanthropy blog >

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Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Ashley Blanchard, Associate Director of Philanthropy, joined TCC Group in 2004. Her focus at the firm is strategic planning for foundations, and her clients have ranged from large institutional foundations to community foundations to smaller family foundations. She also provides ongoing management assistance to several family foundations, and works with both nonprofit and foundation clients on governance matters. In addition to her role at TCC, Blanchard is on the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women, founding co-chair of the Council on Foundation’s Next Generation Advisory Task Force, and a trustee of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation. Blanchard is the former board chair and a fourth-generation family member.