Save the Date: Fourth Quarter Engaging Youth Peer Network

Posted on February 9, 2024

NCFP’s Engaging Youth Peer Network, co-chaired by Neil Gobioff, Cadence Miller, is a learning and connection space for donors, trustees, and staff members who work at family foundations in NCFP’s member network. This network gathers several times a year to share resources, tools, and strategies for inspiring and engaging youth in family philanthropy. More information about the topic for this… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Successful Methods for Engaging Youth in Family Philanthropy

Posted on February 7, 2024

While educating and encouraging youth to actively participate in philanthropy can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding. This conversation will center on the success stories of engaging youth. Join us to hear from Craig Kelley of the Kelley Foundation about what strategies and tools have been helpful in involving youth at his foundation. We will also have ample… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Peer Connection and Community-Building

Posted on November 7, 2023

A space for network members to reflect on the past year and what they are hoping to accomplish in 2024. Take time to connect with peers in breakout sessions to discuss these topics, and share resources, tools, and strategies for inspiring youth in family philanthropy. If you are unable to attend this event, but are interested in being a part… Read More

Effective Family Philanthropy: The Tarsadia Foundation

Posted on May 26, 2023 by Ade Adeniji

Passing the Torch: A Family Foundation Empowers Dozens of Young Philanthropists Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Newport Beach, California, Tarsadia Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide educational opportunities for the underserved, support health and wellbeing of the community, and help people find employment. It’s also one of a growing number of charities that aims to rethink how youth and… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Teen Philanthropy—Models and Strategies for Ages 13-18

Posted on May 10, 2023 by Caryn Conway, Cadence Miller, Neil Gobioff

Young People Learning About Philanthropy
What are models to teach teens (grades 9-12) the foundations of philanthropy and lead them through the grantmaking process? Learn more about the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program and how they engage high school youth in the surrounding communities in an experiential leadership and teen philanthropy program. Caryn Conway – an instructor for the Youth in Philanthropy program… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Getting Started

Posted on January 9, 2023 by Cadence Miller, Neil Gobioff

A group of young people ready to engage in family philanthropy
If you’re just getting started on engaging youth (ages 8-21) in your philanthropy, this event is for you.  We will spend time discussing how to get started engaging youth across ages, family sizes, geography and more. Join us to consider questions like: Should our youth engagement start slowly with service projects or values-based activities? Should my family create a formal… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Connecting Across Generational Differences

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Barbara Randell

Oftentimes youth and adults communicate differently and can even have entirely different conversations while sitting at the same table. This can be challenging, particularly when a family is trying to make shifts in its strategy, grantmaking focus, or the way generations work together. Learn about the theory and practice of effective engagement across generations from Barbara Randell… Read More

Making Space for Youth Leadership

Posted on December 9, 2021 by Charlotte Cottier, Tracy Wasden, Marlene Corrado, Alexis Marion

There are many different strategies and formats to engage the next generation of youth in family philanthropy. Yet in all cases, younger members of the next generation need opportunities to take leadership roles that help them learn new skills, gain relevant experience in philanthropy, and hone their own practices and interests before taking on leadership as adults. Join us for… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Supporting Young Changemakers

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Nithin Jilla, Avani Narang, Hilary Hamm, Kristin Giant

The rising generations inspire us with their passion and skills for making a difference in the world. And they confound us with how they do so—crowdfunding and peer-led events, advocacy and political action, impact investing and shareholder activism, international development, starting a B Corp, and more. Yes, even tax-deductible gifts when charities actually earn their trust. How do these young… Read More