For young people, peers are often the preferred vehicle for learning and engagement. Take advantage of these resources and networks that focus on youth, with philanthropy and social change at the core.
In this unit you will see examples and tips for how to begin networking with your peers that are also interested in philanthropy and opportunities to jump start this important step.
Take some time to explore Learning Communities, Peer Networks and Affinity Groups Online. There are many out there to choose from such as Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Youth Philanthropy Connect, Resource Generation, the Giving Circles Fund, Youth Service America, or even your local community foundation. These organizations provide opportunities to build networks with peers, learn about philanthropy, and actively engage in hands on giving and activism. The Foundaiton Center has also put together a comprehensive list of youth philanthropy organizations throughout the US.
This annual gathering of young people focused on innovative philanthropy and social entrepreneurship offers dialogue, education, collaborative problem-solving and networking opportunity for emerging philanthropists.