The joining of generations in your family's philanthropy is an exciting time. The work gains new dimesion and dynamism from the interplays of generational differences.
This unit provides a look at foundations that have successfully come together as an intergenerational team as well as offers activities and advice for how to find the same success in your family.
Completing the activity: The work of giving can be serious business, but it doesn’t always have to be. 21/64, in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect & The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, created roleplay as a tool to help you leverage an often overlooked way to explore your role in philanthropy: play.
This interactive tool helps users gain awareness of how they act in different roles —both personally and as a funder — to make mindful choices about the roles they want to play.
Completing the activity: Each generation has its own lens through which it sees the world. We encourage you to help your family build empathy for these distinct generational perspectives.
This deeper understanding will help lay the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration that is crucial to productive, long-term relationships and effective decision-making.
Completing the activity: Picture Your Legacy is a deck of 52 colorful image cards that guides individuals, groups, and families toward articulating a legacy—be it in business, philanthropy, or life.
Images can help to stimulate this process by tapping into the right side of your brain and revealing how you aspire to be in the world. Use these cards to catalyze creative conversations among individuals, groups and families of any age and across generational divides.