For youth by youth: Your voice. Your world. Building your capacity to ignite change
Youth engaged in family philanthropy, ages 12-21, and adults interested in hearing youth perspectives and learning tips for how best to engage them.
We all have a voice. And we all have vibrant networks - friends, family, and peers that fuel our collective world. Join us to learn about how you can use your voice and community to advocate - beyond dollars - for the causes that matter most to you. Learn from other youth like you who are thinking big to drive change both in their own backyards and in under resourced communities around the world. NOTE: Please download our special discussion guide for youth with adults for this session.
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Josh Lustig is a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor trying to bridge the gap between technology and social impact. Specifically, his interest field lies with industrial engineering and computer analysis. With these skills, he analyzes and alters systems that govern products and human phenomenon. Josh has been engaged and connected deeply with Allowance for Good including having attended Allowance for Good’s inaugural Global Philanthropy Summit and has developed Dinner for Good, a pop-up restaurant that benefited Allowance for Good’s Global Affiliates.
Nina Kaushikkar is a 15-year-old freshman at Evanston Township High School. Prior to working with Allowance for Good, she has worked with Pratham, India's largest NGO in the field of education, participating in a read-a-thon in the 5th grade in which she raised $2,000, as well as working with Kiva and Pennies for Peace in the 3rd grade, leading a fundraiser for the latter. In the summer after 6th grade, she became involved with Allowance for Good, participating in their 1st Global Philanthropy Summit. Since then, she has gone on to partake in both of the inaugural levels of their Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program, the 2nd and 3rd Global Philanthropy Summits, and, most recently, their first Global Engagement Expeditions (GEE) venture to Nicaragua in August of 2014. She looks forward to taking part in their second GEE to Mexico this summer, and continuing to work with and support AfG as it continues to grow. Outside of her participation with AfG, she enjoys studying Latin, mathematics, the humanities, and science; some of her extracurricular activities include being on my school’s debate, scholastic bowl, and Model UN teams.
Elizabeth Newton is Founder and Executive Director of Allowance for Good. Elizabeth has worked in various capacities with the Center for Global Business and the Economy and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Elizabeth has also worked with Net Impact as an AmeriCorps VISTA and the Institute for International Education, and she previously volunteered with Global Glimpse. Elizabeth is the recipient of the 2012 Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award from Butler University and was highlighted alongside 100 global leaders in Steelcase’s 100 Dreams. 100 Minds. 100 Years. celebration.
Khayriyyah Muhammad Smith is a Program Intern with Youth Philanthropy Connect. She began her philanthropic journey as a member of the Grand Rapid Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee for four years and as a Youth Trustee on the foundation’s Board of Trustees. She has also just finished her three-year term as a member of Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Project where she helped plan and facilitate a statewide conference for other youth philanthropists. Khayriyyah is a Junior at Oakland University majoring in International Relations and French.
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!