For youth by youth: Meeting with your peers - Tips and tools for working with others
Youth engaged in family philanthropy, ages 12-21, and adults interested in hearing youth perspectives and learning tips for how best to engage them.
Sometimes it can be challenging to work with other groups, for example, with other committees or with adults. Learn skills to help facilitate meetings for effectiveness and make decisions as a team. After this session, you'll be better at facilitating meetings, using collaborative decision-making tools, and leading others. Collaboration can be fun and rewarding; your new skills and tools will take the stress out of meetings and decisions! NOTE: Please download our special discussion guide for youth with adults for this session..
Also be sure to check out other sessions in this special youth webinar series:
Anna Bebermeyer discovered her passion for volunteering as a middle schooler while volunteering with her mom at a free medical clinic and has been pursuing philanthropy ever since. She is a member of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative’s Cohort VI and is serving in her second term as President of the Emergency Infant Services Junior Board. In 2014 she received her Girl Scout Gold Award and is the first teen to hold a position on the Emergency Infant Services Board of Directors. She is a senior in high school from Tulsa, Oklahoma who when she’s not volunteering loves to bake, paint, and patronize local coffee shops. Upon graduation she plans to pursue a degree in business with hopes of changing the world through social entrepreneurship.
Sarina Dayal is a knowledge services associate at Foundation Center where she focuses on learning, collaborating, and creating with grantmakers. She supports several programs in the knowledge services department including YouthGiving and GrantCraft. Sarina is also a member of the Tarsadia Foundation and previously served on Youth Philanthropy Connect’s leadership team. Prior to joining Foundation Center, Sarina studied Environmental Design and Middle Eastern/South Asian studies at UC Davis and worked in both public sector planning and landscape design.
Veeral Suthar discovered his passion for helping others his freshman year of high school, and it has been a major part of his life ever since. He is currently a member of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative's Cohort VI and is the Student Council President of Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He will be attending the University of Oklahoma this coming fall to pursue a chemical engineering degree, and continue his mission of philanthropic service.
What participants said:
NCFP consistently and brilliantly presents the very best education to family foundations and donor advisor funders. Though I actively participate in educational opportunities with many organizations in the philanthropic center it is those offered by NCFP that drill deeper into issues, savor the nuances of family grantmaking and produce products that motivate and inspire in an all embracing understanding of families and the dynamics that challenge them.
The Family Philanthropy Webinar series is a wonderful resource, allowing us to "attend" sessions from all over and to share materials with other members of our foundation. The transcripts of the sessions are also a valuable resource. Thank you for these Webinars.
NCFP webinars are an effective way for me to be stimulated and educated. I always expect excellent presenters and up to date information from NCFP, and have not been disappointed with these webinars. The recent one discussing women and philanthropy was very timely as women grow in their capacity and leadership roles in philanthropy. Thank you NCFP!
The National Center has been an indispensable source of wisdom, tools, and best practices for my clients on matters ranging from advancing intergenerational leadership transition strategies to building effective websites to creating discretionary grant making guidelines.
These webinar events are the most valuable as part of our SECF membership... we access current experts on the topics pertinent to family foundations...and we remain in our office!.... no travel expenses or conference fees... and we can access this information at a future time for our Board. A win-win for all of us who are so busy but are eager to stay current and networked.
I have attended many of NCFP's webinar and always walk away with new ideas that expand my knowledge of family philanthropy. The content is always amazing, well-structured and full of different perspectives. I especially love the stories told by presenters of their families journey within philanthropy and how they are impacting communities.
Creating Effective Next Gen Boards was by far the best webinar I have experienced. The material was well put together, well presented, easy to follow, and very engrossing! The youth on the webinar were very articulate and experienced and provided a unique insight into the benefits and pitfalls in involving 8 year-olds and up in family philanthropy, i.e. the younger we start, the better and easier it is for everyone! Thanks for this webinar!
I have participated for years in the Family Philanthropy Webinar Series, which has been a tremendous value-add for our subscription to NCFP Friends of the Family! This just keeps getting better and better with each passing month, and I'm so very impressed with the caliber of presentations and the organization behind them! Best webinar series in the field!