Creating social change through your family's philanthropy
Family members of all generations participating together to promote social justice and equality.
'Social change philanthropy', a term often applied to philanthropy that tries to address the root causes of societal inequalities, is being embraced by family philanthropists of all generations. Dedication to promoting social justice and equality often causes families to reexamine their priorities and strategies. This topic will be of interest to family members of all generations participating together in a family philanthropy as well as their advisors.
Jamie Schweser is a philanthropic consultant who previously worked for Resource Generation.
Alison D. Goldberg is the author of a book on social change philanthropy for young adults, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation. In addition to her work as a writer, Goldberg has served as a program coordinator, policy analyst, and organizer for a variety of social justice organizations. Through her work, she lived in a number of communities, including the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana and the eastern region of Ghana. Goldberg graduated from Tufts University with a degree in art history and anthropology. She completed a master's degree in regional planning from Cornell University in 2000.
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