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January 03, 2020
FFI on Friday - January 03, 2020

elcome to 2020. By all accounts it will be a great year for FFI, for the field, and for you. We’re proud to have you as members. Without you, we could never fulfill our mission to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the family enterprise field. Together we have created the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary professional association for family enterprise in the world.

For more than 35 years FFI has continued its vision to educate, connect, and inspire. Here are some opportunities in the coming months—and much more lies ahead.


Through its Global Education Network (GEN), annual global conferences, and distinguished scholarly journal, Family Business Review (FBR), FFI has something for everyone interested in life-long learning.

  • Enroll in the GEN certificate program for Q1. Email Gretchen Graham for more details. To be a mentor email Susan Gabert. Or apply for a 2020 GEN scholarship.
  • Submit a proposal for the 2020 conference in New York City by January 13.
  • Register for the first 2020 webinar for GEN alumni, led by FFI Fellows Paul Karofsky and David Karofsky, on January 21.
  • Access issues of FBR from 1988-2019.
  • Visit the Educational Centers Directory on the FFI website.
With more than 1900 members in 90+ countries, FFI provides numerous opportunities to connect virtually and in person.
  • Connect with the FFI Fellows.
  • Connect with FFI members around the world using the FFI Membership Directory and the FFI Organizational Members Directory.
  • Read an upcoming January issue for a special invitation to join or create an FFI virtual study group in 2020.
  • Attend the February 6 Regional reception in NYC with the FFI board of directors and the 2020 conference program committee.
  • Attend the March 11 meeting of the New England Chapter in Boston.
  • Watch for invitations to regional meetings in the UK in the coming months.
FFI has an extensive awards program, which honors new and established scholars and distinguished practitioners and provides opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with others.
  • Submit a dissertation for the FFI Best Doctoral Dissertation Award by March 15, or submit a paper for the FFI Unpublished Research Award, or nominate someone for a 2020 FFI Achievement Award by April 15.
  • Let us know if you’ve written a book recently and we’ll feature it in “Books by FFI Authors” in an upcoming issue of FFI on Friday.
  • Share your insights and knowledge by writing for FFI Practitioner, which goes weekly to more than 5000 people around the world.
Previous Edition
FOF December 20, 2019
In this issue, we highlight the Q4 GEN graduates receiving Family Business Advising (CFBA), Family Wealth Advising (CFWA), Dual (CFBA and CFWA), and Advanced Certificates.

These individuals, coming from across the globe and across the disciplines, have accessed and completed programs of curated content and research-based resources with their peers and a highly skilled faculty, developing a global network of fellow students who advise and study multi-generational families.

Please join us in congratulating their outstanding achievement.