Professionalize your family’s philanthropy to ensure a truly meaningful impact

Most enterprising families are engaged in philanthropy. It is considered an important and highly rewarding way for families to make a difference in the world and contribute to society and the environment. Increasingly, families are seeking out new ways to ensure that their giving is meaningful and brings with it the desired positive impact.

The Leading your Family Philanthropy program offers you and your family an inspirational step-by-step guide to initiate or enhance your family’s giving. Based on the award-winning book Family Philanthropy Navigator, it draws on decades of academic research and practical experience to help you and your family unite around your shared values and make your giving matter.

You will learn from world-class experts as well as active philanthropists from around the world. You will also benefit from practical tools, hands-on advice, and personalized coaching. At the end of the program, you will be ready to begin your own philanthropic journey with confidence. If you are already an active philanthropist, you will be equipped to optimize the impact of your giving.

Gain deeper insights into family philanthropy and understand the latest trends that shape the domain of giving

Gain deeper insights into family philanthropy and understand the latest trends that shape the domain of giving

Understand the importance of philanthropy for enterprising families and how it can be leveraged as an integral part of your overall activities

Understand the importance of philanthropy for enterprising families and how it can be leveraged as an integral part of your overall activities

Define the motivation, focus and ambitions of your giving, and understand their role in shaping your philanthropic journey

Define the motivation, focus and ambitions of your giving, and understand their role in shaping your philanthropic journey

Know how to select the people and organizations you will need to support your journey, from family members to on-the-ground experts

Know how to select the people and organizations you will need to support your journey, from family members to on-the-ground experts

Decide on the resources, structures, governance mechanisms and processes you need to achieve your desired impact

Decide on the resources, structures, governance mechanisms and processes you need to achieve your desired impact

Your learning journey

Leading your Family Philanthropy is a liVe virtual program, offering you IMD’s latest interactive learning experience, accessible from anywhere in the world.

The program is divided into two modules which take place over two consecutive weeks (module 1: 3 sessions x 3 hours; module 2: 2 sessions x 3 hours). Between the two modules, you will work on a project and benefit from the support of an expert coach.

You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts and real-world examples presented by guest speakers, case studies and in-class discussions.

Inspirational case studies
Inspirational case studies
One-on-one coaching
One-on-one coaching
Build a valuable network as you learn
Valuable network of expert speakers and peers
Optional coaching after the program
Optional coaching after the program
You and your class

Leading your Family Philanthropy is exclusively designed for members of enterprising families, family businesses, family offices or family foundations. You will benefit from this unique program whether you are already philanthropically active and wish to review and professionalize your giving, or you are about to embark on a new giving journey. The “families-only” nature of the program allows for full privacy and the opportunity for you and other participants to openly share and learn together.

Benefit from faculty expertise and research

Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD. He is also the Director of the IMD Global Family Business Center. Peter is co-author of the award-winning book Family Philanthropy Navigator, features among the Top 100 influencers in the field of Family Business, and is a sought-after advisor and speaker across the globe.

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Latest faculty insights on family business and philanthropy

By Professor Peter Vogel, Etienne Eichenberger and Malgorzata Kurak

By Professor Peter Vogel and Maria Ahlström-Bondestam

Next start & fee
Program length: 5 liVe sessions of 3 hours (15 hours in total) plus project work and coaching between modules
Dates of liVe sessions: December 1-3 & 9-10, 2021
2021
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liVe virtual

CHF 4,900

Special offer

Special launch fee discount of 10% for IMD alumni

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