Robyn Schein is an expert facilitator, speaker and trainer on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy.  She uses her skills to lead individuals, families and the advisors that serve them through values-based discussions on money, philanthropy, and navigating dynamics across generations. As Senior Director at 21/64, Robyn uses tools, thoughtful guidance and meaningful dialogue, to help her clients reach their goals now and to set the stage for future generations.

Robyn comes to this work after 12 years at The Minneapolis Foundation.  Most recently she served as Director of their Family Philanthropy Resource Center working directly with multigenerational families on their charitable giving.  Robyn also created Fourth Generation, the Minneapolis Foundation’s program for next gen donors.  Robyn frequently led workshops and talks as the local expert and resource on family and next generation donors.

Robyn has spent her whole career in the nonprofit sector, including several years in New York and Washington, D.C, as a consultant to non-profit organizations focusing on fundraising and capacity building.

Robyn has a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service from New York University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University.

Robyn is a skilled listener, animated storyteller and community volunteer.  She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three kids.


2022 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on April 5, 2022 by John Oddy, Hali Lee, Nicole Kyauk, J.M. Johnson, Ali Sirkus Brody, Jennifer Touchet, Jennifer Olson Curry, Joanne Cohen, Michael Moody, Robyn Schein

This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to five staff member attendees at no cost. Please note: This is a standalone workshop, not connected with any other NCFP events. View the agenda… Read More

Family Foundation CEO Retreat

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Betsy Erickson, Janine Mason, Michael Smith, Tina Runyan, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bari Katz, Rob Reich, Shaady Salehi, Carmen Rojas, Diana Scearce

The role of a family foundation CEO is unique, often bridging generations of family members, community leaders, staff, advisors, and partners. Expectations can be challenging to meet and boundaries are sometimes vague and ever-changing. Success in this role requires a cadre of specialized leadership skills, particularly in these divisive and dynamic times. This 3-day virtual retreat, designed for both new… Read More
Voices from the Field

Addressing the Taboo: Talking About Money in Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Robyn Schein, Sara Southwood

Money Messages and Wealth Identity When we work with philanthropic families in our multigenerational and next generation engagement practice at 21/64, family members share their values, their vision and their philanthropic passions and grantmaking.  Grantmaking is many things to many people, but it is fundamentally about the transfer of money. In our work with families, it often makes us wonder… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Money, Values, and Culture

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Bill Longbrake, Derek Longbrake, Ginni Galicinao, Robyn Schein, Tony Macklin

Please join us for this special joint NCFP Webinar and Community Foundation Spark Session, brought to you by the generous support of our Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. Each of us has our own money story – the underlying assumptions, messages, hopes, and behaviors that we’ve learned over time about the meaning and use of money. Those stories are also… Read More

NCFP at the 2016 Advancement Network conference in New Orleans

Posted on April 4, 2016 by Jennifer Touchet, Robyn Schein, Tony Macklin

NCFP and its Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network are hosting four sessions at the 2016 conference of the Advancement Network in New Orleans. Navigating Family Philanthropy Trends Monday 3:00-4:15 CDT Breakout Session You’ve developed a portfolio of donor-advised funds that will engage families in the future. But will those families’ expectations and goals be the same in 10 or 20… Read More