Our family foundation board is committed to adding several new next generation family members (i.e., in their 20s and 30s) to the board in the next 2-3 years. We also need to become more proactive in inviting younger family members (i.e., those in the 10-20 range) to participate in the family’s philanthropy. Do you have suggestions for opportunities for our young family members, and tips for developing our next generation programming?
Questions about succession and engaging the next generation are at the top of nearly every poll ever conducted by the National Center on topics of most interest to those in the field of family giving. We have developed a variety of Passages issue papers and FGN articles on this topic, and we’re pleased to be taking part in two very special events for this audience in 2012 – see below for details on these and other opportunities.
2012 Training Opportunities
The National Center is hosting and participating in two special events in 2012 particularly designed for younger adults and new family foundation trustees.
Governance Essentials: A Seminar for New and Prospective Family Foundation Trustees, March 22-24, The Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center, Washington, DC. NCFP’s Governance Essentials seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to all the key legal, investment, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. This event is targeted to family members that are relatively new, need a refresher or are preparing to serve on their family foundation board. Learn more.
Youth Philanthropy Connect’s 2nd Annual “Youth on Board” Conference, July 13-15, Disneyland Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA. The National Center is pleased to be a partner in Youth Philanthropy Connect, a youth-led, new and exciting way for youth involved in philanthropic work to connect through a peer advisory network. YPC’s 2nd Annual Youth on Board Conference, at Disneyland July 13-15, is for philanthropic youth and the adult advisors that guide them. You will meet, network with, and learn how different foundations, donor-advised funds, philanthropic families, and nonprofit organizations can create, develop, and run their youth board or advisory council.
FGN Articles on Raising Charitable Children
- Profiles in Family Philanthropy: The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation (July 2008 FGN)
- Encouraging Young Philanthropists, Part I (December 2007 FGN) and Encouraging Young Philanthropists, Part II (January 2008 FGN)
- President’s Message – Summer, Sharing, and Vacations: Charitable Activities for Children (July 2007 FGN)
- President’s Message: Charitable Children and the Season of Giving, Getting and Growing (December 2006 FGN)
- Six Tips on Raising Philanthropic Children (July 2005 FGN)
Passages Issue Papers on Successful Succession and Raising Charitable Children
Note: the following issue papers are available for download online only to current Friends of the Family and members of one of our Family Philanthropy Online subscribers. To order printed copies of selected issues, please contact the National Center at 202.293.3424
- Philanthropy’s Role in Developing Responsible Adults
- Choosing and Preparing Your Grantmaking Successors
- Passing the Baton? Generations Sharing Leadership
- Opportunity of a Lifetime: Young Adults in Family Philanthropy
- Successful Succession: Inspiring and Preparing New Generations of Charitable Leaders
- Growing to Give: Instilling Philanthropic Values in Teens and Preteens