The scene was the first large-scale conference on family philanthropy in Spain. 160 hand-picked attendees with ties to significant family businesses were in the audience. What did I see from behind the podium as I spoke? Families, curiosity and tradition.
I’m at home in Spain, my business partner is Spanish and I have worked in Spain’s philanthropic sector for years. But I cut my teeth on philanthropy in the US, so I can’t help but have something of an outsider’s perspective. There may be other examples out there, but three things stood out for me last week. Read our December 2011 contribution to Latest from Alliance.