The giving family: Involving children in your family's philanthropy
Anyone looking for strategies for involving children in both volunteering and giving, including helping them develop a personal mission statement, teaching them about making grants, and ensuring they get the most out of their volunteer experiences.
Susan Price, NCFP Vice President and author of The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others, shares advice and strategies for involving children in both volunteering and giving. Some of the topics covered include helping children develop a personal mission statement, teaching them about making grants, and ensuring they get the most out of their volunteer experiences. Susan is joined by Ginger Self, a member and former chair of the Self Family Foundation Adjunct Board, and Sarah Kozmetsky Miller, a member and former chair of the RGK Foundation's Adjunct Board to talk about their experiences in family philanthropy.
Virginia "Ginger" Self is a board member of the Self Family Foundation.
Sarah K. Miller is a trustee of the RGK Foundation. Previously, she was an adjunct board member of the foundation, chairing the adjunct board as well as participating on the grants, finance, and governance committees for the foundation. She has interned for the Austin Community Foundation and served as volunteer coordinator for The Women's Museum, and as Texas Film Hall of Fame Gala committee member for the Austin Film Society. Her community activities have included involvement with the Dallas area Junior League, Meals on Wheels, Promise House, The Science Place, and Habitat for Humanity.
Susan Crites Price serves as consultant for the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Her responsibilities include writing a series of guides for Family Foundation CEOs, as well as other writing assignments. Susan served as Vice President of the National Center from June 2007 until June 2011. She previously served as managing director of the Family Foundation Services Department at the Council on Foundations. Before that, she had an 18-year career as a freelance writer for businesses, associations and the mass media. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Working Mother, Family Life, The Washington Post and Washingtonian, and on several Internet sites.
She is the author of Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age, and is a frequent speaker to groups around the country on the subject of instilling philanthropic values in children. Susan has been interviewed about parenting issues on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Today,” numerous other television and radio broadcasts, and many newspapers and magazines. She has been featured in articles about philanthropy in such publications as Working Mother magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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