Young Presidents’ Organization Becomes the First Education Hub as Part of the Business Families Foundation (BFF) Affiliate Network

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The BFF Affiliate Network is composed of specialists in the field of Family Business education and research.

Our relationship with BFF helps us fulfill our mission of strengthening families, businesses and legacies by connecting members to one another and to the best resources in the world

As part of their collaborative worldwide agreement initiated last year, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) (through its Global Family Business Network, or GFBN) and BFF are taking their joint efforts one step further to educate entrepreneurs and family businesses about their unique challenges.

YPO has a long and rich history of education and outreach with its members and is the first Education Hub as part of the BFF Affiliate Network. YPO is also licensed to use BFF in-class and online materials to educate its members.

“Our relationship with BFF helps us fulfill our mission of strengthening families, businesses and legacies by connecting members to one another and to the best resources in the world,” says GFBN Director Vicki Barnhart. “We are delighted with this opportunity to work with BFF to provide our members with best in class family business education.”

The BFF Affiliate Network is composed of regional University-based Centres for Family Enterprises as well as global Education Hubs that meet criteria for family business education and research.

About BFF:
Business Families Foundation (BFF) is a non-profit philanthropy established 23 years ago that provides education and support to family enterprises around the world. Launched and nurtured by business families helping business families, in collaboration with universities and international partners, the mission of BFF is to empower entrepreneurial families and those who advise them to address and resolve their issues and, in so doing, help them grow, develop and endure as the economic backbone and social fabric of their communities.

About YPO and the YPO Global Family Business Network:
YPO (Young Presidents¹ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 20,000 peers and their families in more than 120 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized Networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. The YPO Global Family Business Network is one of the specialized Networks within YPO. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit http://www.ypo.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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