Getting the Most Out of Philanthropy: How to Reinvent the Foundation Board

Health care organizations have a strategic opportunity to reposition philanthropy—also known voluntary charitable giving— to be a sustainable and growing revenue resource with an exceptional return on investment. Achieving the potential philanthropy presents, however, will require many organizations to reconsider the way they work now and the way they meaningfully collaborate with governing board trustees and health care foundation board members.  In this webinar, we illuminate why health care philanthropy should be repositioned as a revenue source and explore how health care trustees and foundation board members can be more meaningfully engaged and can influence the development program’s priorities, programs, alignment and investment.


Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, is president and principal of the health care philanthropy consulting firm Accordant Philanthropy where she specializes in fostering the effective engagement of CEOs, board members and physicians in health care philanthropy. She is the author of several publications on foundation board governance for the America Hospital Association; she also has published two books and a variety of articles on health care philanthropy. Betsy holds a Masters of Journalism from Columbia University and an MBA from University of Georgia. She has achieved the highest level of certification in health care philanthropy as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.