Sharing values effectively across generations
Families and those who work with them looking for strategies to define and communicate values across generations.
Sometimes it can be tough to communicate values across generations even if the only thing that changes is the vocabulary. Although at heart we know that members of our family share values, defining and verbalizing a shared philosophy can take a special effort. As co-founder and consultant for the organization 21/64, Sharna Goldseker brings her professional and personal experiences in her own family's foundation to bear on this important topic.
Sharna Goldseker is a speaker, writer, and consultant who engages multiple generations in the intersection of values and strategy to transform the ways in which they give. She is today’s leading expert on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy and—as a next gen donor herself—offers a trusted insider’s perspective. As executive director of 21/64, the nonprofit practice she founded to serve philanthropic and family enterprises, she offers retreats for next gen donors, trainings for professionals on multigenerational advising and next gen engagement, and has created the industry’s gold-standard tools helping families to define their values, collaborate, and govern. Sharna is a recipient of the J.J. Greenberg Memorial Award for extraordinary leadership and the RayLign Foundation Family Well-Being Award. She won the 2017 Family Wealth Report’s Award for Philanthropy Advice, was named one of 2016’s Women of Influence by New York Business Journal, and one of 2014’s Women to Watch by Jewish Women International. Sharna is coauthor of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving (Wiley, Oct 2) andhas written for Forbes, Philanthropy Impact, and other publications, and with her coauthor, Michael Moody, has been featured in the New York Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Huffington Post. She is married, with two children, and lives in New York City.
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