Posts tagged to 'Developing a personal giving identity'

Four lessons for effectively engaging youth

Posted by Daniel Horgan on April 22, 2015

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone. I managed to convince the camp director to let me join the team as a volunteer that supported activities for the 6 year olds. That experience, coupled with many others including serving as a youth representative on a national board and launching a nonprofit at the age of 18, opened my eyes to a number of key lessons on how to effectively engage youth as volunteers, partners, and problem solvers.

Establishing a Day of Caring to build engagement

Posted by Bryn Mars on March 25, 2015

One of the hardest things for any family, but especially a family of wealth, to accomplish is engaging multiple generations in a meaningful way. I’m convinced that one of the best ways to do that is through shared Philanthropy.

What are the rules for donors, family members, and staff of family foundations in terms of accepting tickets to events?

Posted by Andrew Schulz on January 29, 2015

This month we are pleased to feature answers to two of the many questions asked during our December 2014 webinar with Andrew Schulz of Arabella Advisors covering the topic of "What are the rules for donors, family members, and staff of family foundations in terms of accepting tickets to events?"

The circle of philanthropy

Posted by Lauren Hasey Maher on August 18, 2014

There is an ever increasing commitment among families to be intentional about exposing the next generation and including them in their philanthropy. The recent Nexus Global Youth Summit showcased a number of truly innovative ways that participants were harnessing their professional skills to make an impact on an issue they care about, while doing it in collaboration with others.

Weaving a web in action

Posted by Annie Hernandez and Katie Marcus Reker on July 29, 2014

When two family foundations met in the summer of 2010 to allow their engaged youth to connect with and learn from one another, we never would have predicted what would come out of it. It was these two foundations along with two others that launched, Youth Philanthropy Connect, a project of the Frieda C....

The next generation reinvigorates philanthropy

Posted by Mark Larimer on May 28, 2014

One of the most important trends people were talking about at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy was the engagement and involvement of youth (ages 8+) during the grantmaking process. In many ways, it represents the future of grantmaking and how the younger generation’s view of philanthropy will...

Generation Next: A collective force

Posted by Nini Meyer on January 25, 2014

"This is giving back. This is making a difference. Not only are we raising funds for a children's hospital, but every person who's involved with this is transformed at this moment. We're all helping, and we're a collective force."  -- Nini Meyer, Founder/Director, Positive Tracks and Trustee, Jane B....

Being a (next gen) leader

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 25, 2013

"I have learned a lot about how to be a leader; this means learning how to set goals and deadlines and meet them, what to do when you don't, how to work patiently with other people, how to ask for what you want without being demanding, what it means to run a meeting (create bylaws, appoint a secretary...

Are family foundation board internships an effective tool for training the next generation?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 15, 2013

Are board internships an effective tool for training the next generation? What are some examples of other family foundations that have used them, and what have their experiences been? The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C....

Who are the next generation of major donors?

Posted by Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker on February 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: This month’s issue of Family Giving News features an overview of the results of the exciting new study conducted by our colleagues at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64. To download the full report, please go to www.nextgendonors.org. Please note that the Next Gen Study is...

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